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Molière in the Park Presents: pen/man/ship 2021

Pen/man/ship, written by Christina Anderson, is coming back to Molière in the Park for 7 live performances this spring. Directed by Lucie Tiberghien, the show will feature Crystal Lucas-Perry, Kevin Mambo, Jared McNeill, and Postell Pringle in the cast.

"Moliere in the Park’s virtual productions make imaginative use of video filters and effects, and this new one does not disappoint," wrote Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Times. 

When: Friday, April 16 through Saturday, April 24 (either 2 pm or 7 pm) 


1896. When Ruby, a young Black woman fleeing the American South, boards a ship bound for Liberia, she finds herself at odds with her companion’s domineering, God-fearing father and his mysterious expedition. Unwilling to sit passively below deck, she befriends the crew, becoming entangled in a mutinous uprising that threatens them all. Christina Anderson creates a telling parable about violence, betrayal, faith, and freedom in this moving maritime epic that is a powerful reminder of the dangerous limits of self-righteousness. Performed live with breakthrough technology and expansive visuals that put the audience aboard the troubled vessel, pen/man/ship is a heart-pounding story about seeking the truth at all costs.

About Christina Anderson

Christina's work has appeared at The Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors: Inaugural Harper Lee Award for Playwriting, two PONY nominations, three Susan Smith Blackburn nominations, and Woursell Prize Finalist. Christina obtained her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama’s Playwriting Program. She's a resident playwright at New Dramatists, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and a DNAWORKS Ensemble member.

This online event is FREE and open to all. RSVP here to receive a link a few hours before the start of your chosen performance.

Performances on 4/16 and 4/17 are previews. 4/18 is opening night.

Closed captions will be available in French.