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Off-Broadway News The Public's Sally & Tom Is Now 4 Times Extended

The new work from Suzan-Lori Parks opened at the Off-Broadway company April 16.

Sheria Irving and Gabriel Ebert Joan Marcus

The Public's New York premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' Sally & Tom has gotten a fourth extension, with performances now set to continue at the Off-Broadway company's Martinson Hall through June 2 (the original closing date was April 28). The production opened April 16—read the reviews here.

Sheria Irving and Gabriel Ebert (Matilda) lead the cast as Luce/Sally and Mike/Tom, respectively, sharing the stage with Sun Mee Chomet as Scout/Polly, Leland Fowler as Devon/Nathan, Kristolyn Lloyd as Maggie/Mary, Alano Miller as Kwame/James, Kate Nowlin as Ginger/Patsy, and Daniel Petzold as Geoff/Cooper/Colonel Carey/Mr. Tobias. Chomet, Nowlin, and Petzold are reprising their performances from the work's 2022 world premiere at The Guthrie.

Understudies Peter McNally, Myxolydia Tyler, and Khiry Walker round out the company.

The new work finds founding father Thomas Jefferson returning to his Monticello plantation home as his relationship with Sally Hemings, sister of his enslaved valet and chef, begins to unfold. Parks has set the story inside a modern theatrical framing device that allows exploration into the parallels between 1790 and today.

At the April 24 performance, the company welcomed descendants of Monticello's enslaved families and historian Annette Gordon-Reed for a special post-show photo and conversation about the play and their family's stories. See a photo of the special occasion below.

Descendants of Monticello's enslaved families and historian Annette Gordon-Reed visit Sally & Tom at The Public Theater. Seth Jolles

Steve H. Broadnax III is directing the production, which features scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Rodrigo Muñoz, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, original music by Parks and Schreier, fight and intimacy direction by Kesley Rainwater and Michael Rossmy, choreography by Edgar Godineaux, hair, wig, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas and Cassie Williams, and dramaturgy by Jesse Cameron Alick. Norman Anthony Small serves as production stage manager with Jessica R. Aguilar as stage manager.


Photos: Sally and Tom at The Public Theater

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