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Our Verse in Time to Come @ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

By Malik Work and Karen Ann Daniels, in collaboration with Devin E. Haqq

Directed by Vernice Miller

Part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Booking and details

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Dates Tue, Apr 25 — Sun, Apr 30, 2023

Tickets $25; $20 for Folger Members and Subscribers

Duration 90 minutes with no intermission

Please note, this play includes content related to being incarcerated.

Inspired by the works and words of Shakespeare, Our Verse in Time to Come bridges the past with the present through verse, song and memory, and interrogates whose stories remain and whose role it is to ensure they survive.

An aging emcee, affectionately known as SOS, gets out of prison after 25 years only to be diagnosed with early onset dementia. Realizing it’s his last chance to reconnect with his children, he engages an old family friend and legal ally to arrange his estate and ensure his now grown twins, Vi and Will, accept it before his memory slips away for good.

Reuniting to sort out their father’s inheritance, the estranged siblings uncover more than they bargained for. Along their journey, they meet storytellers who hold pieces of the puzzle that unlock their hearts and offer renewed connection to their heritage, community and father.

Commissioned by the Folger Shakespeare Library to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the printing of Shakespeare’s First Folio, performed as a part of Searching for Shakespeare.

The Cast

Regina Aquino

Joan Chen

Regina Aquino

Renea S. Brown

Vi Waters

Renea S. Brown

Jonathan Del Palmer

Jimmy

Jonathan Del Palmer

John Floyd

Will Waters

John Floyd

Kaiyla Gross

Sprite

Kaiyla Gross

Equiano Mosieri

SOS

Equiano Mosieri

Reg Wyns

Black

Reg Wyns

Sylvern Groomes, Jr.

Standby

Sylvern Groomes, Jr.

Elizabeth Mpanu-Mpanu

Standby

Elizabeth Mpanu-Mpanu

Creative Team

Director

Vernice Miller

Vernice Miller

Playwright and Music Direction

Malik Work

Malik Work

Playwright and Composer

Karen Ann Daniels

Karen Ann Daniels

Collaborator

Devin E. Haqq

Devin E. Haqq

Scenic Designer

Harlan Penn

Harlan Penn

Costume Designer

Jeannette Christensen

Jeannette Christensen

Sound Designer, Composer and DJ

Nick tha 1da Hernandez

Nick tha 1da Hernandez

Associate Director

Angelisa Gillyard

Angelisa Gillyard

Properties Designer

Chelsea Dean

Chelsea Dean

Intimacy Director

Kaja Dunn

Kaja Dunn

Casting Director

Danica Rodriguez

Danica Rodriguez

Dramaturg

Dr. John Ray Proctor III

Dr. John Ray Proctor III

Scenic Design Associate

Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed

Costume Design Associate

Cidney Forkpah

Cidney Forkpah

Production Stage Manager

Kate Kilbane

Kate Kilbane

Assistant Stage Manager

Stephanie Smith

Masks required

Please note: All attendees are required to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated artists will not be wearing masks while performing. The Folger is committed to maintaining the highest level of health and safety precautions around COVID-19. Learn more about how we are keeping our audience and performers safe: COVID-19 safety protocols

Acknowledgements

With special thanks to our partners at DC Public Library and the Junior League of Washington DC. Additional thanks to the Church of the Reformation, Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Norton Projects, the National Building Museum, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

The Actors and Stage Mangers in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. Today, Equity represents more than 49,000 actors, singers, dancers, and stage managers working in hundreds of theaters across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theater as a profession, upholding the highest artistic standards. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an internatinoal organization of performing arts unions. For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org.

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