REPARATIONSby James Sheldon
Made possible in part by
The Greene Foundation
September 3 to September 19, Summer 2021
by James Sheldon | REGIONAL PREMIERE
Directed by Myriam Cyr
Ginny, a successful book editor, invites a young, Black aspiring author, Reg, to her apartment after a boozy book party. She wakes up to find that a night of tenderness and passion is turning into a tumultuous morning-after when he threatens to reveal a dark secret from the past. As family friends join for an ill-timed paella feast, all four are soon embroiled in whether the young writer is due reparation. Personal revelations lead to laughs, tears, and coming to terms with racial injustice and personal betrayal in this poignant new play by James Sheldon.
Reparations, directed by Myriam Cyr, will run September 3 through September 19. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St, Rockport, MA.
* = Talkback after matinee
Show Run Time:
2hrs + 5min. w/ intermission
James’ other plays include Shiverman, produced at Theatre 503 in London, U.K. and nominated for Best Play of 2012 by the Off-West End Awards; A Model For Mankind, Cock Tavern Theatre, London, U.K.; The Bonus Room and 3-Hole Punch, both produced at The Grange Theatre, Copake, N.Y.; Tommers, staged a reading at The Players Club, New York; The Grand Adventure of Tom and John, also staged at The Players Club. His one-act play, Often As The Moon, was produced at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and was a finalist for Best Short Play at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA. More information is available at SheldonPlays.com.
Poet Laureate, critically acclaimed writer, award winning actress Myriam Cyr co-founded the Black Box Lab in 2014, an organization that specialized in developing new works. Since 2014 she has developed 20 new plays. In 2018 she co-founded PUNCTUATE4, a production company devoted to developing new works and bringing art to socio-economically diverse communities. Their first project, Saltonstall: One Man’s Stand Against the Salem Witch Trials was produced in the fall of 2018. Cyr is currently developing, among others, NPR and former editor in chief for the Atlantic Jack Beatty’s The Battle Not Begun, Munich 1938, Paul Saba’s No Victors No Vanquished and Lorraine Liscio’s City of Ladies. She directed Simon Says at the Linda Redgrave Theater in New York to critical acclaim. (NYT called it “Thrilling”) I Am Antigone (Theater for the New City in Last year’s Dream Up Festival). Her book, Letters of a Portuguese Nun, was named book of the Month for the Guardian and translated into 8 languages. She was nominated best director by Broadway World for her production of Mary Poppins. Myriam was a member of Steven Berkoff’s company at the Royal National Theatre under Richard Eyre and played ‘Salome’ opposite Al Pacino. She is currently producing Hedda Gabler for Universal Studios in a screenplay adaptation by Oscar and Tony award winner Christopher Hampton and developing The Confession based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis, book by Martha Bolton and Myriam Cyr, lyrics and music by Wally Nason for Blue Gates Musical in Nashville Tennessee. She will be directing Moving Bodies, La Marquise du Châtelet and Voltaire’s Laws of Attraction for this year’s Dream Up Festival at the Theater for the New City.
Currently Casting – For information on auditions, click here.
More to Come!
More to Come!
REPARATIONS is presented through special arrangement with the Playwright.