Appropriate By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Tatiana Pandiani
Hamilton Murray Theatre, Princeton University, New Jersey. August 2016.
Members of the fragmented Lafayette family reconnect to settle their father’s affairs, but soon discover that they must first tackle their unresolved issues with each other. The Obie Award-winning play incorporates shocking reveals coupled with absurdist undertones that expose what it means to be part of a family, culture, and nation built upon a troubled past. A vivid and original take on the household drama, Appropriate takes its place in the American canon as an incomparable masterpiece.
Production: Princeton Summer Theatre. Jeffrey Van Velsor, Luke Soucy, Joseph Haggerty (set design), Sydney Becker (lighting design), Julia Peiperl (costume design), Samuel Bezilla (sound design), Mariana Wilson (assistant director)
Cast: Olivia Nice, Noah Riley, Olivia Levine, Megan Raker, Brennan Lowery, Alexandra Vogelsang, Christopher Damen, Sawyer Cramer.
Photography : Jake Shade