National Black Theatre and The New Group proudly announce complete casting for the world premiere of “Bernarda’s Daughters,” by Diane Exavier, directed by Dominique Rider.
This co-production marks the world premiere of “Bernarda’s Daughters,” which debuted as an audio play from The New Group Off Stage with Audible Originals in March 2022.
Previews began May 2 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Tuesday, May 23. A limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through June 4 at The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street in Manhattan.
Amid gentrifying construction, street protests and a sweltering summer in Flatbush, the five Abellard sisters take refuge in their family home.
Simmering in the losses of their father and their neighborhood, they clash over how to contend with the legacy of their Haitian parents in a city that is no longer theirs.
Inspired by Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba but with a breathtaking immediacy, playwright Diane Exavier brings to life a powerful ensemble of women to create this sensual and entrancing portrait of a family at a crossroads.
Performance schedule: Tuesday – Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sundays 2:00 p.m.