Happy closing to a process that was, from start to finish, a beautiful whirlwind.
Saheem gives notes from inside the safehouse.
Samira and Alfie find their light… or rather, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu helps them find it in tech.
Samira Wiley as Pretty Mbane
Atandwa Kani (Sicelo), Michael Braun (Gregory), Alfie Fuller (Noxolo) and Phillip James Brannon (Marcel)
Our last day of rehearsal – a few of the many people who help the show run every night:
The Boston Globe comes to talk to us … and also manages to document Samira rocking the leather trucker hat of my dreams.
[Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh for the Boston Globe]
I’m either in rehearsal at MCC, in rehearsal at Williamstown, on an Amtrak going between the two, or completely lost in a miasma of confusion, texting various company managers and asking them where I am/ should be.
Mike Donahue, Ana Villafañe (Betty 3), Adina Verson (Betty 2), Lea Delaria (Betty 4), Dana Delany (Betty 1), Chaunté Wayans (Betty 5)
Saheem Ali with Alfie Fuller (Noxolo) and Samira Wiley (Pretty Mbane)
Mandy Greenfield with Michael Braun (Gregory), Alfie Fuller (Noxolo)
DANGEROUS HOUSE has gone through so many incarnations since its early drafts (and big love to the NNPN and InterAct Theatre who commissioned and produced the earliest of those drafts.) Of the pages that existed then, not many remain – and only two words out of the original title. Some plays are born knowing how to be what they are… and some have to shed their skins again and again until they get there. I’m so excited to dig in with Saheem Ali and the Williamstown crew, as this play gets up on its new feet for the first time in years, and takes a walk around…