cullud wattah

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cullud wattah

Written By Erika Dickerson-Despenza

DIRECTED BY Rachel Dickson

Coming Soon February 10-March 31

Lester and Sue Smith Stage

Tickets from $30

Overview

IN THIS FAMILY, SOME THINGS CAN'T BE BOTTLED

After appearing at The Public to widespread acclaim, this gorgeous, emotional play makes one of its first appearances outside of New York at Stages. Winner of the 2021 Smith Blackburn Prize, cullud wattah follows three generations of Black women living through the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third-generation General Motors employee, is consumed by layoffs at the engine plant.

 

When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the toxic entanglements between the city and its most powerful industry, forcing their family to confront the past-present-future cost of survival. As lead seeps into their home and their bodies, corrosive memories and secrets rise among them. Will this family ever be able to filter out the truth?

Details

Performance Times

  • Wednesday - Thursday, 7:00pm
  • Friday, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 7:30pm and 2:00pm
  • Sunday, 2:00pm

Cast

  • Aryana Green

    plum

  • Reyna Janelle

    ainee

  • Tyne Jeanae

    reesee

  • Jessica Jaye

    marion

  • Brenda "Bebe" Wilson

    big ma

Credits

  • Playwright

    Erika Dickerson-Despenza

  • Director

    Rachel Dickson

  • Scenic Designer

    Stefän Azizi

  • Costume Designer

    Ramaj Jamar

  • Lighting Designer

    Janessa Harris

  • Sound Designer

    Ricjuane Jenkins

  • Wig Stylist

    Krystal Uchem

  • Makeup and Special Effects Consultant

    Katie McKinney

  • Video Designer

    Adrian Washington

  • Poetry and Language Advisor

    Jasminne Mendez

  • Properties Designer

    Jodi Bobrovsky

  • Intimacy Coordinator

    Avery Vonn Kenyatta

  • Movement Coordinator

    Ardencie Hall-Karambe

  • Yoruba and Ifa Advisor

    Tené A. Carter / Iyanifa Ifatoke Sangoyemi Omibimileke Fayemi Adesanya Awoyade Akanbi

  • Dramaturg

    Dr. Daintee Glover Jones-Clark

  • Assistant Director

    Amber D. Gray

  • Stage Manager

    Trinity A. Nobles

Student Matinees

Early exposure to live theater lays the foundation for a lifetime of educational and civic benefits. Student matinee tickets are just $11! Call 713.527.0123 to purchase tickets.

The student matinee performance of cullud wattah is scheduled for Friday, March 24th at 10:00am.