Features "a large, top-drawer cast"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

March 14 – April 19, 2009 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 20 minutes

A world premiere

Magnolia is set in winter 1963 as the schools, stores and real estate markets of Atlanta, Georgia are beginning to desegregate. Lily, a white landowner, returns from Paris to find the Forest Estate, her family's land, on the brink of ruin. Thomas, a successful businessman and the descendent of former slaves to the estate, has a plan to save the land: turn it into subdivisions and sell it to the white families fleeing the city. Tensions build as members of the estranged family reunite to try and save their beloved land-magnolia trees and all.

 

 
Artists

By REGINA TAYLOR, Directed by ANNA D. SHAPIRO

Cast

TYLA ABERCRUMBIE - Maya
CLIFF CHAMBERLAIN - Paul
CAITLIN COLLINS - Anna
CARRIE COON - Ariel
JOHN HINES - William
BRANDON J. DIRDEN - Cain
JOHN EARL JELKS - Thomas
JOHN JUDD - Beau
TORY O. DAVIS - Meshach
ANNETTE O'TOOLE - Lily
ERNEST PERRY JR. - Samuel
ROXANNE REESE - Carlotta

Creative Team and Crew

TODD ROSENTHAL - Scenic Design
LINDA CHO - Costume Design
JAMES F. INGALLS - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY- Sound Design
DARYL WATERS - Original Music
CECILIE O'REILLY - Dialect Coach
CHUCK COYL - Fight Coach
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
DAVID CAPARELLIOTIS - New York Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
JAMIE WOLFE - Stage Manager
BRETT PRESSON - Stage Manager