April 20-21, 26-28 @ 8:00 pm, April 22 & 29 @ 3:00 pm
A Pittsburgh Theater Premiere by Evan Linder Directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen With: Erika Cuenca*, Brandon Meeks*, Lamar K Cheston* Hope Anthony and Virginia Wall Gruenert*
How, when, and why do you choose to forgive someone?
Jim (Brandon Meeks) and Laurel Parker (Erika Cuenca) are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are “proud white trash.” When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil and a town with a racially-charged past that finds its way into the present.
“…an honest-to-goodness play. By that I mean a really good new American drama: something wise, truthful, funny and moving; a piece that other theaters should do; a script that hangs easily with shows by the leading writers of our day and a show that might bring a little moistness to one’s cheek.” Chicago Tribune