by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Sarah Provencal
July 12-14, 19-21 at 8:00pm
Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square
345 N. College St, Charlotte, 28202
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Appropriate contains adult language and content, not recommended for those under 18
WINNER: Obie Award for Best New American Play
Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.
What People Are Saying
Time Out (Chicago)
…an exceptionally brilliant piece of writing…gut-punchingly honest work.
New York Times
…very fine, subversively original…[Jacobs-Jenkins] honors the time-tested recipes of those who have gone before him, combining them into a crafty narrative…But he also brings a culinary self-consciousness to the mix that makes you savor the ingredients anew, while pondering why they have dominated American theater for so long… remarkable and devious.
…prodigiously gifted…[Branden Jacobs-Jenkins] effortlessly and believably taps into a white family's dysfunction, infuses the script with unforced, viperish humor…APPROPRIATE is an uncommonly deft dramatic and technical achievement.
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*Three Bone Theatre debut
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Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum's mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. Through the Museum we collect, preserve, and interpret the materials, sights, sounds, and ideas that illumine and enliven this history. The Museum presents opportunities for life-long learning about this history for the benefit, enjoyment and education of children and adults, and provides historical context for contemporary issues and a community forum for thoughtful discussion.
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About the Playwright
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is one of the most celebrated playwrights in contemporary theatre. He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at the Juilliard School. Additionally, his work has been seen at the Vineyard Theatre, the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Company One in Boston, and the HighTide Festival in the United Kingdom. He has taught at New York University and Queens University of Charlotte, and his honors include the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. In 2016 he received the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize (Drama) at Yale University, the 2016 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Emerging American Playwright, and was named a MacArthur Fellow. The foundation noted, in part: "Many of Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays use a historical lens to satirize and comment on modern culture, particularly the ways in which race and class are negotiated in both private and public settings."