April 24, 2015-June 7, 2015
Arena Stage • Mead Center for American Theater American Theater • 1101 Sixth Street SW • Washington, DC
Gathering at their childhood island home off the coast of Georgia, four disconnected sisters meet to create a family quilt to honor their recently deceased mother. When their reunion turns into a reading of their mother’s will, everyone must grapple with a troubling inheritance. Stitched with history and ritual, laughter and tears, will their “blood quilt” bind the family together or tear them apart forever?
The Jernigan sisters will be played by Tonye Patano (Heylia James on Showtime’s Weeds, recently The Public Theater/American Repertory Theater’s Father Comes Home From The Wars) as Clementine, the eldest sister; Caroline Clay (Broadway’s The Royal Family) as Gio, the second sister; Nikiya Mathis (The Public Theater’s Fide/is) as Cassan, the third sister and Meeya Davis (a recent graduate of Rutgers University) as Amber, the youngest sister. Afi Bijou (Broadway’s Holler if Ya Hear Me and Fela!) will play Cassan’s teenage daughter Zambia. Written by Katori Hall and directed by Kamilah Forbes
Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Weekday matinees at noon on Tuesday, 5/5; Wednesday, 5/6 & Wednesday, 5/13
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