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Black woman in a patterned yellow dress making stew in an apartement kitchen.
  

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Stew

  • By Zora Howard
  • Directed by Stori Ayers

March 2 – April 7, 2024

ROSENTHAL SHELTERHOUSE THEATRE

ABOUT THE SHOW

Three generations of Black women gather in Mama’s kitchen to cook an important meal — and things are about to boil over. As they take turns preparing a stew, closely held details of their lives rise slowly to the surface. But time is running short to prepare the meal, and the truths they try to keep from one another threaten to reveal themselves. A heady combination of secrets, knowingness and even violence hangs thick in the air before the day reaches an unforgettable climax. A 2021 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Zora Howard’s Stew tells a captivating, funny and intimate story about the relationship between mothers, daughters and the realities that bind them together.


ADVISORY

Stew is recommended for teenage and adult audiences. As three generations of women gather in Mama’s kitchen, the secrets simmer in the air. Ingredients include some strong adult language and very frank discussions about adult relationships and sexual activity.

VIEW PROGRAM

You can view the Digital Program now online.

Digital Program

Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

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ARTISTS


Sydnie Brown

Lil' Mama

Maliyah Gramata-Jones

Nelly

Michele Shay

Mama

Shayna Small

Lillian

Zora Howard

Playwright

Stori Ayers

Director

Richard H. Morris, Jr.

Set Designer

Raphael Regan

Costume Designer

Amber Whatley

Lighting Designer

Jeff Gardner

Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Brandon T. Holmes

Stage Manager


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