Noelle Diane Johnson* (Left) & Adaeze Nwoko (Right)
Photo by John C. Hawthorne

by James Ijames
Directed by Lauren E. Turner

February 24—March 20, 2022

TJ loves Sally. Sally does not love TJ.
TJ is a University Dean. Sally is a student.

Issuncomfortable.

Welcome to Commonwealth of Virginia University, where a modern education is rooted in the nation’s “complicated” history. As the campus wrestles with its antebellum legacy and the names of slave-owners on university buildings, Sally finds herself locked in a more personal battle with Dean TJ.

One of the American theatre’s most ingenious truth-tellers, James Ijames (WHITE, 2016/17 Season), reimagines Sally Hemmings and Thomas Jefferson as a student and a dean at a southern American university, and dismantles the legacies that keep us bound amidst a swirl of marching bands, step teams, and bubbly tour guides. How do we reckon with an inheritance we never asked for?

Production Team

Director
Lauren E. Turner

Intimacy Director
Joy DeMichelle

Choreographer
Melanie Cotton

Lighting Designer
Alyssandra Docherty

Set and Properties Designer
Marie Laster

Sound Designer
Anthony Martinez-Briggs

Costume Designer
Leigh Paradise

Assistant Sound Designer
Erin Renee Russo

Assistant Costume Designer
Julie Padovan

Master Electrician
Elliot Konstant

Stage Manager
India Mack*

Assistant Stage Manager
Janine Grando

Producing Director
Shelby North

Plan Your Visit

Sean Close Headshot

Sean Close*
TJ

Noelle Diane Johnson's Headshot

Noelle Diane Johnson*
Pam

Adaeze Nwoko

Adaeze Nwoko
Annette

Devon Sinclair's Headshot

Devon Sinclair
Harold

Devon Sinclair's Headshot

Sydney Banks*
Sally

Zipporah Brown
Women’s Understudy

Performance Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

2022

Feb

21
22
23
24
7:30PM+
25
7:30PM+
26
7:30PM+
27
3:00PM+
28
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

2022

Mar

1
6:30PM+,1
2
7:30PM2
3
4
7:30PM
5
7:30PM
6
3:00PM
7
6:30PM
8
9
10
11
7:30PM
12
3:00PM 7:30PM
13
3:00PM
14
15
16
17
7:30PM
18
7:30PM
19
3:00PM 7:30PM
20
3:00PM
21
22
23
24
25
26
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*Appearing through an Agreement between Theatre Horizon and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

+Preview Performance    1Norristown Night    2Opening Night