The Play About My Dad is a look at Larry Killebrew through the eyes of his playwright daughter Boo. His words, his family, his job as an emergency room surgeon, his community of Gulfport, Mississippi - and Hurricane Katrina, which almost turned Gulfport into a coral reef. As Larry tries acting, and Boo adds new scenes, they discover how hard it is to tell the story the true way.
by Boo Killebrew
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
associate direction by Jack Nicolaus
59 East 59th Street
Between Park & Madison
June 16 - July 2, 2011
Featuring: Tracey Gilbert*, Anna Greenfield, Annie Henk*, Jordan Mahome*, Geany Masai*, Jay Potter*, David Rosenblatt, Juan Francisco Villa*, and TJ Witham (*actors appeaed courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)
Sets - Kate Foster
Lights - Nick Houfek
Costumes - Beth Goldenberg
Sound - Brandon Wolcott
Dramaturg: Jill Rafson
SM: Kelly "Kiki" Hess
ASM: Kaitlin Nemeth
Line Producer: Amanda Feldman of Neighborhood Productions
"...Boo Killebrew's moving and imaginatively generous The Play About My Dad."
"Memory, storytelling, playwriting and time travel intersect with a lovely kind of epic intimacy."
TimeOut New York (4 out 5 stars, critics pick)
"Beautiful writing, striking direction, and a slew of excellent performances await you at The Play About My Dad... There is much to take away from this ambitious work."
"...an involving and seemingly personal dramatic tapestry.
BackStage (critics pick)
"Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, this 59E59 Theaters production avoids lulls...And there are moments - when the actors freeze to behold the darkening skies - when silence falls like both a shadow and a shudder at the cataclysm to come."
New York Times
"The Play About My Dad at 59E59 is a rare gem masterfully guided by an incredible new voice in theater."
"...a poignant and very personal attempt to heal the larger and more private wounds of Hurricane Katrina..."