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Exception to the Rule

Spring 2021

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Black Box Theatre

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Exception to the Rule

Spring 2021

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Season Update

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and artists, next season will feature our productions of Caroline, or Change and Birthday Candles beginning this fall on Broadway, Exception to the Rule in the Underground, and …what the end will be off-Broadway. They will join the previously announced 1776, English, The Wanderers, and The Year to Come for our 2020–2021 season.

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Playwright Dave Harris’s New York debut crackles with humor and suspense—confronting the tactics for surviving institutions that were not built for you.

How do you make it through detention? In the worst high school in the city, six Black students are stuck in Room 111. They flirt. They fight. They tease. Should they follow the rules and stay put, or find an escape? Are the walls keeping them in, or are stronger forces at play?

Exception to the Rule Cast

Erika
MaYaa Boateng
Tommy
Malik Childs
Dayrin
Toney Goins
Abdul
Galen Ryan Kane
Dasani
Claudia Logan
Mikayla
Kadijah Raquel

Exception to the Rule Creative

Playwright
Dave Harris
Set Design
Reid Thompson
Lighting Design
Cha See
Sound Design
Lee Kinney
Director
Miranda Haymon

Dave Harris is Roundabout’s 2020-21 Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence.

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE
THE ROUNDABOUT LEADERS FOR NEW WORKS
  • Alec Baldwin
  • James Costa and John Archibald
  • Linda L. D’Onofrio
  • Peggy and Mark Ellis
  • Jodi Glucksman
  • Sylvia Golden
  • Angelina Lippert
  • K. Myers
  • Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner
  • Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
  • Ira Pittelman
  • Mary Solomon
  • Lauren and Danny Stein
  • Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
  • The Tow Foundation​

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.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Black Box Theatre

111 West 46th Street

(between 6th and 7th Avenues)