A drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind. The world premiere of Jeff Augustin’s Little Children Dream of God will launch the eighth season of Roundabout Underground. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the play will begin previews off-Broadway on January 22, 2015, and run through April 5. Opening night is set for February 17 at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can’t outrun her demons forever.
Augustin is Roundabout’s Playwright-in-Residence. His credits include Cry Old Kingdom, The Last Tiger in Haiti and The Imaginary Life of Millo St. Jean. He is a recipient of the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award.