OF DRY HOURS
- Naomi Wallace
Direction - Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Scenic Design - Richard Hoover
Costume Design - Karen Perry
Lighting Design - Marcus Doshi
Sound Design and Original Music - David Van Tieghem
Fight Direction and Effects Design - David Leong
Composer - Bill Sims, Jr.
Additional Music - Derek Wieland
Single tickets on sale April 24, 2009
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Single tickets: $65.00 each
Sundays, $20.00 (all tickets for all Sunday evening performances
at 7:00pm; tickets are available in advance and must be purchased
in person, with cash only at the NYTW
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tickets, $20.00 (tickets are available in advance and must be
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Naomi Wallace's Things of Dry Hours marks
the return to
the New York stage of famed stage and screen star Delroy
Lindo, who received Tony Award and Drama Desk
nominations for his last Broadway appearance in the original Joe
Turner's Come and Gone. Lindo is joined on stage by
OBIE Award-winner Roslyn Ruff, who just earned
rave reviews for her performance in Athol Fugard's Coming
Home at Long Wharf and Garret Dillahunt
(No Country for Old Men). Set in Depression-era Alabama,
Things of Dry Hours tells the story
of Tice Hogan (Lindo), an African American out-of-work Sunday
school teacher and member of the Communist Party, and his daughter
Cali (Ruff) whose lives get turned upside down when they take
in a mysterious white factory worker (Dillahunt) on
the run. Tony Award-winning actor/writer/producer Ruben
Santiago-Hudson (Lackawanna Blues, Seven Guitars)
Guide for Things of Dry Hours
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May 30, following the 3:00 matinee, NYTW held a panel
discussion with experts who spoke from the perspective
of both personal experience and historical scholarship
about the convergence of The Communist Party, the Civil
Rights Movement, and the Jim Crow South. download
Panelists: Esther Cooper Jackson, who
led with her husband James Jackson the Southern Negro
Youth Congress, a communist-led popular front organization,
in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1940s. Diane McWhorter,
native Alabamian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for
her book Carry Me Home, a comprehensive account
covering more than half a century of both the segregationist
and integrationist sides of Birmingham’s struggle.
Douglas Turner Ward, Negro Ensemble Company
co-founder, actor, director, and playwright. The panel
discussion was moderated by Dr. Samuel Roberts,
Associate Professor of History at Columbia University
and author of the book Infectious Fear: Politics and
the Health Effects of Segregation in the Jim Crow Urban
South (2009). See
more in depth bios for this panel
(post-performance audience discussion):
Tuesday, June 2 download
Tuesday, June 16 download
Sunday, June 21 download
Naomi Wallace’s (playwright) work has been produced
in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. Her plays include
One Flea Spare, In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, The Inland
Sea, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, and The Fever Chart: Three
Short Visions of the Middle East. Her work has received the Susan
Smith Blackburn Prize, the Kesselring Prize, the Fellowship of Southern
Writers Drama Award, and an Obie. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur
"Genius" Fellowship. Her award-winning film Lawn Dogs
is available on DVD. She is presently working on a commission for Actor's
Theatre of Louisville and Clean Break of London.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson (director). Broadway acting credits
include Seven Guitars (1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor),
Jelly's Last Jam and Gem of the Ocean. Other stage
credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Glengarry Glen Ross, East Texas
Hot Links, Henry VIII and Measure for Measure, among many
others. Television: "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Forgotten
Genius," "Rear Window," "Law and Order," "West
Wing," "NYPD Blue," "Solomon and Sheba" (the
first biblical movie starring actors of color) and "Lackawanna
Blues," which he also wrote for stage and film. Feature film:
American Gangster, Mr. Brooks, Devil's Advocate and Shaft.
In 2007 Santiago-Hudson was given an honorary doctorate by Buffalo State
College. Other honors include a Humanitas Awards, NAACP Image Award,
OBIE Award, Christopher Award, two AUDELCO Awards and two Helen Hayes
First preview, Friday, May 22; opening night, Monday, June 8; final
performance, Sunday, June 28.
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3:00pm
& 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm.
No 3pm performance on Saturday, May 23
No 2pm performance on Sunday, May 24
No 7pm performance on Sunday, May 31
No 7pm performance on Tuesday, June 9
Student Matinee on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00pm
Please Note: Street Closings in June
4th Street between Second Avenue and Bowery will be closed to traffic
for special Fourth Arts Block (FAB) events on the following days:
Saturday, June 6th: Teens Meet the Street
Saturday, June 13th: Dance & Theatre Meet the Street
Saturday, June 27th: Pride Meets the Street
More information on these events can be found at www.fabnyc.org.
plan on joining us before or after the shows on these days for special
performances, sidewalk café seating, and much more! All
NYTW Members and ticket holders receive $5 off parking at 403 Lafayette
Garage, located on Lafayette between East 4th Street and Astor Place.
Please remember to get your ticket stub validated at the Box Office.
2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 10 minute intermission
Produced by Pittsburgh Public Theater, Producing Artistic Director,
For more information about Pittsburgh Public Theater, please visit www.ppt.org.
commissioned by The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare
Festival, George C. Wolfe, Producer.