Tender Napalm
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT JULY 18 - AUGUST 4
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'I could squeeze a bullet between those lips... gently.'

 

THE ACCLAIMED PLAY COMES BACK TO NYC IN AN INTIMATE NEW PRODUCTION!


FIERCE, TRANSFIXING, AND ULTIMATELY VERY MOVING
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times

★★★★

THE GUARDIAN / THE TIMES / THE INDEPENDENT / TIME OUT / FINANCIAL TIMES

This is the story of you and your first great love...

A young couple face an unnamed catastrophe. They wind their love back to its beginnings through a fantastical, erotic world of serpent slayings, monkey wars, alien abductions and a shipwrecked paradise. Dangerously and absolutely, they dream and dance themselves into the secret places of love and desire, back to the ecstasy of their first kiss. Explosive, poetic and brutal, Tender Napalm re-examines and re-defines the language of love…and how that love struggles to survive in the face of catastrophe.

With approval from playwright Philip Ridley, director David Norwood brings a unique vision to this acclaimed play, seen through the eyes of an African-American couple.

If you think you know love, think again.


CAST

AYANA MAJOR BEY

AYANA MAJOR BEY

AMARA JAMES AJA

AMARA JAMES AJA


TENDER NAPALM PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON AUGUST 4, 2019

 
[AN] ABSOLUTE JOY IN EXPRESSION...TRIUMPHANT
— Marcina Zaccaria, Theater Piazzazz
THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY PLAY THAT WILL BECOME A CLASSIC
— Constance Rodgers, Front Row Center
THE POWER AND MAJESTY OF THE THEATER ARE AFFIRMED BY THIS RAVISHING PRODUCTION
— Darryl Reilly, TheatreScene
STUNNING IN ITS BEAUTY
— Diandra Reviews It All

HAVE YOU SEEN THE VIEW?

PRODUCED BY
AYANA PARKER MORRISON FOR
TENDER NAPALM 2019 PRODUCTIONS , LLC

Direction & Design David Norwood | Lighting Design Stacey Derosier | Original Music & Sound Design Brian Morales| Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting