This production has been nominated for a 2010 Audelco Award for Best Ensemble.
Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race marks the major debut of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, member of the Public’s Emerging Writers Group.
Directed by Niegel Smith this provocative play confronted modern race issues with references from a minstrelsy past.
The cast included Jocelyn Bioh as Topsy, Danielle Davenport as Melody, Brandon Gill as Jim, Birgit Huppuch as Jean, Chris McKinney as Richard, Okieriete Onaodowan as Sambo, Tonye Patano as Mammy and Eric Jordan Young as Zip.