Patience, a new play by Johnny G. Lloyd, is closing out this year’s Corkscrew Theater Festival at the Paradise Factory in the East Village (64 E 4th Street). Tickets are $24 and available for purchase online here, and multi-ticket passes for the Corkscrew Theater Festival are available online here.
Though he’s been the world’s #1 ranked Solitaire player since age 20, Daniel is hung up on another title used to describe him: “the Venus Williams of solitaire.” The threat of being eclipsed by a Serena (who just might be the determined up-and-comer Ella) is one of many pressures Daniel carries, alongside his difficulty communicating with his soon-to-be husband, his fraught relationship with his “momager,” and the burden of being excellent in a field that only has room for one excellent person at a time.
PATIENCE is an ingenious portrait of a young black man struggling to build a life with other people, when all he’s learned so far is how to be alone. It’s about competitive solitaire, queer men trying to understand the costs of domestic life, and the constraints ‘black excellence’ puts on black people.
Written by Johnny G. Lloyd
Directed by Velani Dibba
Produced by Jon Bleicher
Set Design by Aoshuang Zhang
Lighting Design by Daniel Schreckengost
Costume Design by Antonio Consuegra
Sound Design by Nina Kao
Dramaturg – Cole Stern
Stage Manager – Sarah Zerod
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Full Schedule for Patience
August 2 at 10:00 PM
August 3 at 1:00 PM
August 3 at 7:00 PM
Directions to the Paradise Factory Theater