February 13 - March 31, 2019
In Jeremy O. Harris’ searing new play “Daddy,” Franklin (Ronald Peet), a young black artist on the verge of his first show, meets Andre (Alan Cumming), an older white art collector, and before long their feverish link deepens into an irresistible bond. But when Franklin’s Christian mother, Zora (Charlayne Woodard), decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a battle of wills with Andre over the soul of the man they both call baby. Basquiats and Birkins, gospel and pop, and fantasy and reality collide around a Bel Air swimming pool in this deeply surreal exploration of intimacy and identity. Danya Taymor (Pass Over) directs this wildly theatrical and dangerous world-premiere co-production from The New Group and Vineyard Theatre.
This play contains nudity and graphic sexual content.
Join the Patron Ensemble for exclusive access to Premium House Seats to “Daddy” plus Jesse Eisenberg’s Yea, Sister! in spring and two shows from our upcoming 2019/20 season. Patrons also receive concierge service for easy booking and exchanges. Get the inside scoop with invitations to events throughout the season, plus your tax-deductible donation will support all of The New Group’s play development and education programs. Benefits begin at $1,000.
“Daddy” is supported by grants from the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation and the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.