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Good Bones


September 19 - October 13, 2024

New York Premiere 

By James Ijames 
Directed by Saheem Ali 

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames explores gentrification and the growing price of the American dream in his sharp, funny new play, GOOD BONES. A work opportunity to revitalize the blighted neighborhood she grew up in has led Aisha and her chef husband Travis to buy and renovate a charming old house. But as everyone knows, renovation is expensive and stressful—both for buildings and the communities that surround them. Aisha’s young contractor Earl grew up in the area too, but his memories are of more than just dangerous streets and hollowed-out homes. When their purely professional relationship gives way to heated debate about who gets to stay and who must go, Aisha is forced to reckon with the choices she’s made to get ahead and the painful, joyful, complicated ghosts that haunt her dreams… and her dream house. The Public’s Associate Artistic Director Saheem Ali directs this New York premiere new play about community, change, and the soul of our cities.   

September 19 - October 13, 2024


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Accessible Performances
  • Saturday, October 5, 1:30PM: Open Captioned Performance
  • Sunday, October 6, 1:30PM: Audio Described Performance
  • Thursday, October 10, 7:30PM: American Sign Language Interpreted Performance
  • Sunday, October 13, 1:30PM: Mask Required Performance

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