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Miller, Mississippi

MILLER, MISSISSIPPI
JANUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 3, 2019
OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE JANUARY 17 AT 8 PM
By 
Boo Killebrew
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Run Time: TBA
Stage II

Partial support for open captioning provided by TDF

 

ABOUT THE SHOW


Every family has its secrets. The Miller family has more than most, wrestling with the radical changes of the volatile Civil Rights era. Can they adapt or will they suffer a devastating descent into ruin? A highlight of LWT’s 2016 Contemporary American Voices Festival, Boo Killebrew’s play is a Southern Gothic tale that confirms the old adage that the past is never really past.

“This play is damn good and feels necessary and important in the complicated world it’s been born into.” – Dallas Observer

 

COLLABORATING SPONSOROPENING NIGHT SPONSORS
Nina Adams & Moreson Kaplan

 

MEET THE CAST


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CHARLOTTE BOOKER (Mildred Miller) is delighted to make her Long Wharf Theatre debut. New York credits include both Broadway revivals of Born Yesterday and Off/Off-off productions of Leave Me Green, Take Me Back, Ten Chimneys, Five Genocides, Deathbed, Fugue, Psycho Beach Party, and Bitch! which she also wrote. Over 30 years of regional roles include Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Touchstone in an all-female As You Like It, Deirdre in The Humans, Edie in Visitors, 3 different Steel Magnolias, Marty in Circle Mirror Transformation, Ann Landers in Lady with All the Answers, Mrs. Webb in Our Town, Virginia in Clean House, and many more at theatres all over the place. Don’t blink and you’ll see her in the films Inside Llewyn Davis, Brazzaville Teenager, and Love and Support. Numerous TV appearances include “Power,” “Bluebloods,” “Gaffigan,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and lots of sitcom reruns. www.charlottebooker.com.

RODERICK HILL (Thomas Miller) Broadway: Butley, Lestat. Off Broadway: Stalking The Bogeyman (New World Stages); Unnatural Acts (CSC); Days To Come, Mary Broome, The Return of The Prodigal (Mint Theater); The Irish Curse (Soho Playhouse); Cymbeline (RSC/Theatre For A New Audience); Trans-Euro Express (Irish Arts Center). Selected Regional credits include: Smart People, What The Butler Saw (Huntington); Singing Forest (Long Wharf); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Roundhouse); Diosa (Hartford Stage); “Master Harold”… and the Boys (Playmakers Rep); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare & Co.). Film and Television: Run All Night, King Kelly, The Heart Machine, Song One, Kinsey, Strays, Life is what happens…, “The Newsroom,” “Louie,” “Longmire,” “Unforgettable,” “Elementary,” “Instinct,” “Doubt,” “Person Of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order,” “Chappelle’s Show,” and “Stranger’s With Candy.” Roderick is a graduate of The Juilliard School and The Interlochen Arts Academy. 

LEAH KARPEL (Becky Miller) Off-Broadway: Lewiston/Clarkston (Rattlestick); The Harvest (LCT3); Pocatello (Playwrights Horizons); Porto (Women’s Project). Regional: Miller, Mississippi (Dallas Theatre Center); Residence (Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival); Appropriate, The Whale, We Are Proud to Present…(Victory Gardens Theatre); Buena Vista, The Glass Menagerie, The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Diary Of Anne Frank (Writers Theatre); The Commons of Pensacola (Northlight Theatre); 4000 Miles (Long Wharf Theatre);  Punk Rock (Griffin Theatre); Ten Chimneys (Milwaukee Repertory). Film/TV: Chicago Med; Patriot; Olympia. 

JACOB PERKINS (John Miller) is a writer and performer. His plays include the Home Church Play triptych, The Gold Room, Restaurant in D Major, and The Third Rail. He’s presented work at Ars Nova, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Page 73 @ Yale, Soho Rep., Two Headed Rep, Studio Tisch/NYU, Gibney Dance Center, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, and the NEWvember Festival, among others. He won the inaugural DVRF/O’Henry Productions Emerging Playwright Award, was shortlisted for multiple O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conferences’, and received an Honorable Mention for the American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award. Current member of Ars Nova Play Group and alumnus of Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. As an actor, he last appeared in Alexander Borinsky’s Ding Dong It’s the Ocean (dir. Jeremy Bloom) at JACK. Upcoming: The Mar Vista at Signature Theatre. www.jacobdperkins.com.

BENJA KAY THOMAS (Doris Stevenson/Ruby) Long Wharf Debut. Off Broadway: Barbecue, Twelfth Night Workshop (Public Theater); Jazz (Baltimore Center Stage dir: Kwame Kwei-Armah); Miller, Mississippi (Ally Theater W.S); Booty Candy (Obie Award Winner, Playwrights Horizons,). Addition Regional: Alley Theater, Wilma Theater. Television and Film: “Gotham,” “Friends of The People,” “A Beautiful Distraction” (Netflix), Detective Chinatown 2, ICReep, Chronically Metropolitan, Warrior Class, A Gun or Jennifer