For the Tree to Drop

The Downtown Series

Pittsburgh audiences may recall this truly stunning piece from when it was presented as a reading in Bricolage’s In the Raw Festival in 2013. Written by PICT veteran and celebrated local actress, Lissa Brennan, this piece is a vivid and shocking reminder of the injustices of slavery. In a world where ownership of the body does not include ownership of the soul, Estella exercises one of her “little freedoms” and holds a vigil for the sake of her brother’s dignity. Set in the antebellum Old South, this compact piece tells the story of a young African-American woman who is both slave and sister. A beautiful, tragic world-premiere, For the Tree to Drop will launch PICT’s 2015 Season as well as the Downtown Series.

World Premiere | Directed by Alan Stanford

Peirce Studio, Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh

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