“Eleven perfectly constructed scenes…this comedy-drama really has it all… the play could easily withstand a move to Broadway.”
National Board of Review
“Enthralling to watch…funny, at times surprising, and definitely thought provoking…The Desire is delightful.”
Amsterdam News
“As playwright, Jackie Alexander is a keen observer of how the aftermath of hurricane Katrina affects two long time friends in his brilliant play, The Desire.”
Woodie King, Jr., Theater Hall of Fame Member
“That rare kind of play that offers both comic diversion and intelligent social commentary at the same time.”
Nashville Scene

The Desire

A successful attorney’s perfect world is capsized when his cousin, a Katrina survivor, seeks refuge at his East Hampton beach house, bringing with him nothing but the clothes on his back and secrets from the past.

Production Info:  Cast of 3 women and 3 men (3 African American, 3 Caucasian), box set, runtime approximately 120 minutes with a ten minute intermission.

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Production photos by Helen Simmons Collen