Due to the intimate nature of Stage Too! there will be no late seating for this production.
Adults - $25
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $20
KU Faculty/Staff - $20
KU Students - $10
by Paris Crayton III
It is summer, 2016. Only weeks have passed since the country witnessed one of the deadliest acts of violence against the LGBTQ community in recent memory. From the pulpit of Holy Ground Baptist Church, Pastor Deidra Curtis condemns the tragedy’s victims in the name of God and Christianity. As if Deidra's controlling, judgmental ways have not already alienated herself from her husband, Immanuel, and her two children, Elijah and Olivia, the loss of one of their own further strains the fragile family. Playwright Paris Crayton III explores a family searching to love and co-exist with a matriarch whose religious devotion threatens each member's healing and growth. Chasing Gods is an artistic experiment in “radical empathy”—extending compassion and understanding even to those whose ideas and beliefs challenge our own.
Directed by Markus Potter
Scenic Design by Rana Esfandiary
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Costume Design by Kelly Vogel
Sound Design by Kayleigh Shaffer
Original Music by Mauricio Lozano & Bryan Guess
Stage Management by Sheridan McKinley
Assistant Directed by Alysha Griffin
Diedra Curtis............Lynn A. King
Elijah Curtis............DeAngelo Davis
Immanuel Curtis............Theodore Priest Hughes
Olivia Curtis............Gabrielle Smith
James "Pops" Allan............Walter Coppage*
Sandra Tyler............Jane' Franklin
*Appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union
of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
This production includes adult language and may not be appropriate for all audiences. Strobe lights are briefly used in this production.
Lot 54, located directly across Naismith from Murphy Hall, will be closed due to the Irving Hill Road reconstruction project. KU Parking has agreed to allow free parking in the Allen Fieldhouse Garage during all performances of Chasing Gods. Visit KU Parking for more information about street closures on campus.
Infrared hearing-assistive headsets are available for all performances of Chasing Gods.
Chasing Gods is produced by Kansas Repertory Theatre in partnership with NewYorkRep. Additional sponsorship comes from the City of Lawrence and the Friends of the Theatre.