Broadcast live on Thursday, August 27 at 7pm EST
Available to watch until Sunday, August 30 at 11:59pm EST
$10 for the first 100 tickets – SOLD OUT
$25 for all other tickets
An email with the link to watch and password will be sent on they day of the reading.
Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter (Juliet Brett), a gold-digging motel employee (Carol Kane), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now-estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism.
The reading will feature original members including Juliet Brett (Rosy Perch), Ed Harris (Bill Perch), Amy Madigan (Susan Perch) and Bill Pullman (Fred Weber). Carol Kane appears in the role of Eva White, originated by Glenne Headly (1955-2017), who appeared in the role in productions at Geffen Playhouse and The New Group.
For The Jacksonian, 10% of proceeds will benefit Race Forward.
Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of local government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice. RaceForward.org
Creative team for The Jacksonian stage production
Opening Night: November 7, 2013, New York, NY
Original Scenic Design by Walt Spangler
Original Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic
Original Lighting Design by Daniel Ionazzi
Original Sound Design by Richard Woodbury
Original Direction by Robert Falls
The Jacksonian was originally produced by Geffen Playhouse, Gilbert Cates, Producing Director; Randall Arney, Artistic Director; Ken Novice, Managing Director. The Jacksonian received its New York premiere as part of The New Group’s 2013/14 Season.