Get a 1st Look at Suzan-Lori Parks' Sally & Tom at The Public Theater | Playbill

Production Photos Get a 1st Look at Suzan-Lori Parks' Sally & Tom at The Public Theater

Sheria Irving and Gabriel Ebert lead the company of the Off-Broadway production.

Sheria Irving and Gabriel Ebert Joan Marcus

The New York premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' Sally & Tom is in previews Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, where performances began March 28 in the company's Martinson Hall. Opening night is April 16, and the run will continue through May 5. Get a first look at the show with newly released production shots below.

Sheria Irving and Gabriel Ebert (Matilda) lead the cast as Luce/Sally and Mike/Tom, respectively, sharing the stage with Sun Mee Chomet as Scout/Polly, Leland Fowler as Devon/Nathan, Kristolyn Lloyd as Maggie/Mary, Alano Miller as Kwame/James, Kate Nowlin as Ginger/Patsy, and Daniel Petzold as Geoff/Cooper/Colonel Carey/Mr. Tobias. Chomet, Nowlin, and Petzold are reprising their performances from the work's 2022 world premiere at The Guthrie.

Understudies Peter McNally, Myxolydia Tyler, and Khiry Walker round out the company.

Photos: Sally and Tom at The Public Theater

The new work finds founding father Thomas Jefferson returning to his Monticello plantation home as his relationship with Sally Hemings, sister of his enslaved valet and chef, begins to unfold. Parks has set the story inside a modern theatrical framing device that allows exploration into the parallels between 1790 and today.

Steve H. Broadnax III is directing the production, which features scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Rodrigo Muñoz, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, original music by Parks and Schreier, fight and intimacy direction by Kesley Rainwater and Michael Rossmy, choreography by Edgar Godineaux, hair, wig, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas and Cassie Williams, and dramaturgy by Jesse Cameron Alick. Norman Anthony Small serves as production stage manager with Jessica R. Aguilar as stage manager.


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