Things of Dry Hours


Text Naomi Wallace
Direction Ruben Santiago-Hudson

2008/09 Season

May 22, 2009—June 28, 2009

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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) directs.

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

with Garret Dillahunt, Delroy Lindo and Roslyn Ruff