The inaugural production of Katori Hall’s Hurt Village begins previews February 7 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at off-Broadway’s new Signature Center. The Signature Theatre Company production, directed by Patricia McGregor and starring Tonya Pinkins, officially opens February 27. Hurt Village will play a limited engagement through March 18.
Hurt Village also features Marsha Stephanie Blake, Nicholas Christopher, Corey Hawkins, Ron Cephas Jones, Joaquina Kalukango, Saycon Sengbloh, Charlie Hudson III and Lloyd Watts.
For the Hurt Village housing project in Memphis, a government Hope Grant means relocation for many residents, including 13-year-old aspiring rapper Cookie, her mother Crank and her great-grandmother Big Mama. But as the family gets ready to move, Cookie’s father Buggy unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Buggy struggles to find a place in the disintegrating community and in Cookie’s wounded heart.