Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by David J. Glover
January 17 - February 2, 2019
Riffe Center Studio
77 South High St.
Brian Gray, Adam Humphrey, Kara Jobe, Jason Kientz, Elena M. Perantoni, Epiphany Pope, Dakota Thorn, and Michelle Weiser.
Thursday, Jan. 17 @ 8pm (w/ talkback)
Friday, Jan. 18 @ 8pm (w/ talkback)
Saturday, Jan. 19 @ 8pm
Friday, Jan. 25 @ 8pm (w/ talkback)
Saturday, Jan. 26 @ 8pm
Sunday, Jan. 27 @ 2pm
Thursday, Jan. 31 @ 8pm (w/ talkback)
Friday, Feb. 1@ 8pm (w/ talkback)
Saturday, Feb. 2 @ 8pm
ABOUT THIS PLAY
appropriate: adj. - suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.:
appropriate: verb - to take without permission or consent; seize; expropriate:
The acrimonious homecoming, the family reunion gone very wrong, old resentments bubble over and family secrets are revealed. It's a staple of American storytelling. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the theatre's fastest rising star, uses it to concoct a conflict that could not feel more up-to-the-minute.
In Appropriate, the Lafayette family gathers at the neglected Arkansas home of their deceased father. As his three adult children collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history, they unearth the relics of their father’s vile, hidden past.
“An exceptionally brilliant piece of writing…gut-punchingly honest.”
– Time Out Chicago
“Jacobs-Jenkins enjoys his quarrelsome characters, and he has achieved the difficult feat of making them all both unlovable and impossible not to identify with…remarkable and devious."
– The New York Times
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