April 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017
After surviving a tumultuous upbringing in war-torn Liberia, Shedrick Yarkpai has found a new home in a sunny, coastal Australian city. Safe from the horrific perils of guerrilla soldiers and refugee camps, Shedrick now faces a different type of danger: the haunting memories stirring inside him. Inspired by writer Charles Smith
’s friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-acclaimed-actor, the playwright crafts a harrowing story of personal honor vs. familial obligation and the responsibility that comes with being a survivor.
This production is part of Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Season
, featuring a line-up of nine works that embody the values, ambitions and quality synonymous with Goodman Theatre in honor of Robert Falls’ 30th anniversary as artistic director.