"This trio of interlocking plays marks a real breakthrough"
– CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

January 15 – February 20, 2011 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 3 hours and 10 minutes

A World Premiere

Jar Fly, Rain and Ghoststory create this intimate and compelling performance of three timeless works—a moving exploration of family loyalty and betrayal.

In Jar Fly, a teenaged Iris Spears teeters on the brink of maturity when an event shatters her innocence—and changes her life forever. In Rain, a 34-year-old Iris flees a collapsing marriage to return home to Texas and the comfort of her mother's embrace, only to find that the once-solid ground has shifted beneath her feet. And in Ghoststory, a surprise visit from her estranged husband forces Iris to confront the past and the ghosts that have continued to haunt her. The trilogy is inspired by the rhythm of the cicada—a part of Iris' young life in the south—the insect that emerges every 17 years to take wing.

 

 
Artists

Written by REGINA TAYLOR, Directed by ETHAN MCSWEENY
A Co-Production with DALLAS THEATER CENTER

Cast

KAREN ALDRIDGE - Iris
CHRISTIANA CLARK 
- Jasmine
SAMUEL RAY GATES 
- Jack
PENNY JOHNSON JERALD 
- Rose
JEFFERSON A. RUSSELL - Ray Earl, Frank
JACQUELINE WILLIAMS - Daisy

Creative Team and Crew

TODD ROSENTHAL - Scenic Design
KAREN PERRY - Costume Design
TYLER MICOLEAU - Lighting Design
STEVEN CAHILL - Sound Design and Composition
DARYL WATERS - Additonal Composition
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
JANICE PARAN - Dramaturg
TELSEY + COMPANY - New York Casting
LOGAN VAUGHN - Casting
T. PAUL LYNCH - Production Stage Manager
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Stage Manager