Phoenix Theatre presents
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
“an exceptionally brilliant piece of writing.” —Time Out Chicago.
Phoenix Theatre, the Sheldon’s resident community theatre company, presents the 2015 Obie Award winning “Best New American Play,” Appropriate. Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.
Mature content advisory: this play contains strong language, dramatized family conflict including a physical fight, and subject matter related to sexual crimes and racially motivated hate crimes. Content may be offensive to some, and discretion is advised. Not recommended for those under age 15.
Appropriate is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York