MINNEAPOLIS — Sun Mee Chomet, the Detroit native who has based her theatrical and playwright career in Minnesota, was cast in the premiere of a new Kimber Lee play “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” to be staged at Lincoln Center’s, Claire Tow Theater, 150 West 65 Street, in New York City.
Preview performances are set to begin on October 4th, with Opening night on Monday, October 20, and closing night scheduled for Nov. 16, 2014. Tickets range $20 to $32.
The play is directed by Patricia McGregor, and stars Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker.
“brownsville song (b-side for tray)” centers on the life of a lively 17 year-old girl whose life is cut short, and how the family navigates their grief to find hope together.
Playwright Kimber Lee’s other plays include fight and tokyo fish story. She is currently a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab and the recipient of the 2013 PoNY Fellowship. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
The production sets are by Andromache Chalfant, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Jiyoun Chang, sound by Asa Wember, and choreography by Paloma McGregor.
LCT3 was launched by Lincoln Center Theater in 2008 as an initiative to produce the work of new artists and to engage new audiences, with all tickets priced at $20. Find tickets online at Lincoln Center Theater box office, telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct3.org.
Find the promotional video from previous workshop production (without Chomet) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04R1_bhn16c. A review of the workshop production at Humana Festival is online at http://wfpl.org/post/review-kimber-lees-flawless-brownsville-song-premieres.