2014-15 Season

Last Performance:
April 5, 2015

Little Children Dream of God

"A warm, fanciful drama with an excellent cast." —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Imaginative, chilling and powerfully staged." —Hayley Levitt, Theatermania

In its eighth season, Roundabout Underground presents the world premiere of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by emerging playwright Jeff Augustin and directed by Giovanna Sardelli (The North Pool).
 
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can’t outrun her demons forever.
 
Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind. Limited engagement through April 5, 2015
 
Previews begin January 24, 2015
Opening Night: February 17, 2015
 
Major support for Little Children Dream of God is provided by Jodi and Dan Glucksman.
 
Roundabout’s work to support new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as help create and develop new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.
 
New plays are supported by Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Caryn and James Magid, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Laura S. Rodgers, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, Deborah and Thomas Wallace and Xerox Foundation.

"A warm, fanciful drama with an excellent cast." —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Imaginative, chilling and powerfully staged." —Hayley Levitt, Theatermania

In its eighth season, Roundabout Underground presents the world premiere of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by emerging playwright Jeff Augustin and directed by Giovanna Sardelli (The North Pool).
 
On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can’t outrun her demons forever.

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Cast

 

Creative 

Jeff Augustin
Playwright
Giovanna Sardelli
Director
Andrew Boyce
Set Design
Jennifer Caprio
Costume Design
Gina Scherr
Lighting Design
M.L. Dogg
Sound Design
Donald Fried
Production Stage Manager

 

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Little Children Dream of God: On Stage

Little Children Dream of God: In Rehearsal

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ABOUT ROUNDABOUT UNDERGROUND®

Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. It is an initiative designed to foster new works by emerging theatre artists. Roundabout Underground allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots. In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work. Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.
 

NEW PLAY INITIATIVE

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, 2013 
Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, 2012
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, 2011
The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, 2011
Tigers Be Still, by Kim Rosenstock, 2010
Ordinary Days, by Adam Gwon, 2009

The Language of Trees, by Steven Levenson, 2008
Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam, 2007

 

UPSTAGE Guides

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Read interviews with the cast, creative team, and learn more about the show on the Roundabout Blog.