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Comedy/Drama, Drama, Play

Winner- Obie Award for Best New American Play “…an exceptionally brilliant piece of writing…gut-punchingly honest work.”- Time Out (Chicago) Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Appropriate contains adult language and content, not recommended for those under 18. This Charlotte premiere production is directed by Sarah Provencal and presented by Three Bone Theatre. There are six performances of Appropriate- July 12-14 and 19-21 at 8:00pm at the Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square. Tickets are available now through Carolina Tix- $22 in advance, $28 at the door and $18 for groups of 10 or more in advance through the Blumenthal Box Office. “…very fine, subversively original…[Jacobs-Jenkins] honors the time-tested recipes of those who have gone before him, combining them into a crafty narrative…But he also brings a culinary self-consciousness to the mix that makes you savor the ingredients anew, while pondering why they have dominated American theater for so long… remarkable and devious.”- New York Times About the Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is one of the most celebrated playwrights in contemporary theatre. In 2016 he received the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize (Drama) at Yale University, the 2016 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Emerging American Playwright, and was named a MacArthur Fellow. The foundation noted, in part: "Many of Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays use a historical lens to satirize and comment on modern culture, particularly the ways in which race and class are negotiated in both private and public settings."