A new production of Samm-Art Williams’ 1979 play Home, to be directed by Kenny Leon, will begin performances May 17, 2014, at the Roundabout Theatre Company‘s American Airlines Theatre / Todd Haimes Theatre, with an opening night set for June 5.
The limited engagement – casting yet to be announced – runs through July 28.
Tony-nominated for its original 1980 Broadway run starring Charles Brown and directed by Douglas Turner Ward, Home was initially staged the year prior by the Negro Ensemble Company and was featured in 2021 as part of the initial year of Roundabout’s Refocus Project.
As described by Roundabout, Home “is a muscular and melodic coming-of-age story that gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of all Americans who have been searching for a place to belong.” The main character, Chephus Miles, “has the whole world in his callused hands – until his sweetheart Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man.”
The creative team for the Home revival will include Arnulfo Maldonado (Set), Dede Ayite (Costumes), Allen Lee Hughes (Lighting), and Justin Ellington (Sound).