Off-Broadway’s ‘Hurt Village” Production Photos

Posted on February 22, 2012 /Theater

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Playright Katori Hall‘s “Hurt Village” is currently playing through March 18th at the The Pershing Square Signature Center, with an official opening on February 27th. Tickets are now on sale.

‘Hurt Village’ features Marsha Stephanie Blake (The Merchant of Venice; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), Nicholas Christopher (Rent, In the Heights), Corey Hawkins (Suicide, Incorporated), Charlie Hudson III (The Piano Lesson), Ron Cephas Jones (Gem of the Ocean, The Bridge Project), Joaquina Kalukango (Godspell), Tonya Pinkins (Caroline,”All My Children”), Saycon Sengbloh (Fela!, Hair) and Lloyd Watts (Treme).

It’s the end of a long summer in Hurt Village, a housing project in Memphis, Tennessee. A government Hope Grant means relocation for many of the project’s residents, including Cookie, a thirteen year-old aspiring rapper, along with her mother Crank and great-grandmother Big Mama. As the family prepares to move, Cookie’s father Buggy unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Ravaged by the war, Buggy struggles to find a position in his disintegrating community, along with a place in his daughter’s wounded heart.

Marsha Stephanie Blake, Saycon Sengbloh, Joaquina Kalukango

The cast

Ron Cephas Jones

Tonya Pinkins

Saycon Sengbloh

Nicholas Christopher

Joaquina Kalukango

Nicholas Christopher, Corey Hawkins

Charlie Hudson, III

Photos: Joan Marcus

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