The play follows Beartrice, a free African-American in 1836 New Orleans, who becomes independently wealthy upon her (white) husband's death. There are echoes of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, with a cast dominated by women and an examination of the precariousness and powerlessness of their social situations.
The complex process of presenting Black history in a way that is both historically accurate and intriguing to a 21st century audience is something Indhu Rabasingham , the director, excels at––you may have seen the excellent Red Velvet , starring Adrian Lester , two years ago. The House That Will Not Stand is a similarly compelling story, which also successfully creates a strong sense of the historical period upon the Tricycle's intimate stage.
|What||The House That Will Not Stand, Tricycle Theatre|
|Where||Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Kilburn Park (underground)|
09 Oct 14 – 22 Nov 14, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Tricycle|