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Manhattan Theatre Club

Sugar in Our Wounds


MTC – Stage II

Just extended! Now playing thru July 15, 2018

Tickets $30-$75



Fantastically moving!
The New York Times

Soaring with exhilarating performances. This play is a breath of fresh air.

✮✮✮✮! Powerful & moving, with a uniformly wonderful cast
Time Out New York

World premiere by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali 

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. As the battle rages on, the tree protects a young slave, James, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker, and playwright Donja R. Love’s exploration of queer love at a pivotal moment in Black history. Directing is Saheem Ali (Kill Move Paradise).

The Studio at Stage II has been partially underwritten with a major grant from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

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Please note: due to high demand, some performances are already at capacity. The best availability is in later weeks. If your desired performance is not available, check back at approximately 3pm on the day (or 10am for matinees), as additional tickets sometimes become available. Cancelled tickets may also be resold at the box office, beginning 45 minutes before each performance.