The Unmentionables

May 15 to Jun 15
Bruce Norris

The Unmentionables 
runs May 15 through June 15
Thursdays 7:30 
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 
Sundays 3:00

In this fierce comedy set in an unspecified West African country, an American businessman, a flamboyant government representative, a young Christian missionary and his girlfriend are brought together by a birthday celebration. When one of them goes missing, they are forced to confront their benevolent notions of themselves and the realities of a dangerous world. The result is a brilliant and searing dramatic comedy you won’t soon forget.

About the Author: 

Bruce Norris is the author of Domesticated, which was commissioned by Lincoln Center and premiered there in November 2013. Earlier in 2013 the Royal Court premiered The Low Road in London. His play Clybourne Park won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012, the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2011 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006) and A Parallelogram (2010), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Lookingglass Theatre (Chicago), Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles) Philadelphia Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C.) Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and the Galway Festival (Ireland), among others. He is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009) and The Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006) as well as two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) for Best New Work. As an actor he can be seen in the films A Civil ActionThe Sixth Sense and All Good Things. He lives in New York.


Etienne - Nicholas Holden**
Dave - Jake Buchanan**
Jane - Dana Schultes*
Doctor - Brandon Burrell**
Nancy - Wendy Welch*
Don - Jim Covault*
Auntie Mimi - Natalie Wilson King*
Soldier 1 - Michael Antione**
Soldier 2 - Edwin Osaze**

* Member, Actors Equity Association    ** Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director - René Moreno
Production Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien*
Technical Director/Set Designer - Jason Domm
Costume Design - Michael Robinson/Dallas Costume Shoppe
Lighting Design - Michael O’Brien
Props and Set Décor - Lynn Lovett
Assistant Director/Yoruba Language Coach – Babakayode Ipaye
French Language Coach and Dialects – Sheila Landahl