2021/22 Season


Written by: Aja Houston
Directed by: Inger Tudor

April 2, 2022 2:00 pm

Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center

Reading Series Generously Sponsored in part by:

Debra Thompson & Lawrence Riff

Riva Thornton flees from her immense grief in the real world into the magical world of the Black Grimm Forest that borders all fifty states. This forest is a safe space for its Black visitors to escape their racial trauma by morphing the fairytales into whatever they need. Riva conjures a slumber so deep and dreams so heavenly that three years of her life pass by. When a mysterious woman awakens Riva, she is drawn unwillingly into an adventure through the Grimm. Riva must choose to return to the land of the living to face her grief or cling to the illusion of happily ever after.

HER: Rachael Ferrera*
RIVA THORNTON: Keiana Richàrd*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

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