On the Grounds of Belonging
by Ricardo Pérez González
Originally produced at Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
October 9 – November 3, 2019
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: Timeless in its telling, this stirring, universal story of star-crossed lovers will sweep you away. In Houston at the height of Jim Crow, segregation pervades society in every way, including the underground and illegal gay bar scene. One night a chance encounter between Russell, a local at the blacks-only Gold Room, and Tom, from the whites-only Red Room, leads to a forbidden romance that could destroy them both. The spellbinding On the Grounds of Belonging signals the arrival of a bold new voice in the American theatre.
Cast: Craig Bockhorn, Jeremiah Clapp, Tracey Conyer Lee, Blake Anthony Morris, Thomas Silcott and Calvin Leon Smith.
Director: David Mendizábal
Set Designer: Wilson Chin
Lighting Designer: Cha See
Costume Designer: Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene
Sound Designer: Mauricio Escamilla
Fight Director and Intimacy Consultant: David Anzuelo
Additional funders: OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR Wojtek Borowski, Ray Baldelli – Edgehill Realtors, LLC