The U.S. premiere of Naomi Wallace’s And I and Silence begins performances on August 5. The production, directed by Caitlin McLeod, will open officially on August 25 in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The play will run through September 14.
And I and Silence explores the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal reality of adulthood in 1950’s America. Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond. As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives.
The Signature Theatre production stars Trae Harris as Young Jamie, Rachel Nicks as Jamie, Emily Skeggs as Young Dee and Samantha Soule as Dee.