by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Patricia McGregor
April 18 - May 10, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street
About The House that will not Stand
Following the mysterious death of her white lover, Beartrice Albans, a free woman
of color in New Orleans in 1836, imposes a six-month period of mourning on herself
and her three daughters. But as the summer heat intensifies, a handsome bachelor comes
calling, a family secret is revealed, and the foundation of her household is rocked
to its core.
Poet-playwright Marcus Gardley made his Yale Rep debut with the 2006 world premiere
of dance of the holy ghosts. His new play, The House that
will not Stand, is directed by Patricia McGregor, who recently staged the
critically acclaimed Hurt Village by Katori Hall in New York.