Our Daughters, Like Pillars
April 8 - May 8, 2022
A stunning, epic story about the joys and tensions of sisterhood
By Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Kimberly Senior
The Huntington Calderwood/BCA, 527 Tremont St.
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Content Warning: Our Daughters, Like Pillars contains the use of herbal cigarettes on stage, and a brief moment of strobe.
Approximate run time: 3 hours and 30 minutes with two intermissions
Lavinia is bringing her sisters and mother on a much-needed family vacation. She has planned the week to the smallest detail – antiquing in the afternoons, grilled steaks for dinner, absolutely no cellphones allowed – and if Lavinia gets her way, they will stay forever. What will her sisters have to say? An epic and funny saga about a contemporary Black family from Boston local Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish), Our Daughters, Like Pillars asks about the ties that bind us to our families. How do sisters hold each other up and hold each other back? Will togetherness split this family apart, or can it bring them together? Kimberly Senior (Sweat, The Niceties) directs.
COVID Safety Protocols: In recognition of the currently low COVID transmission rates in Suffolk County and the Greater Boston area and feedback received from our staff and patrons, face masks will be encouraged for evening performances and required for all matinee performances. Learn more.
“Incredible cast! The story of the Shaw family is thick and rich like molasses” – WBUR
“Ambitious and absorbing! Our Daughters, Like Pillars reflects the playwright’s understanding that family life is something we experience singly as well as together.” – The Boston Globe
“The talented cast of Our Daughters, Like Pillars has you belly laughing, reminiscing and questioning the things you thought you once knew.” – City Living Boston
“Greenidge’s understanding of siblings and how birth order affects their relationships is absolutely uncanny.” – Theatre Mirror
Cast and Crew
Kirsten Greenidge, she/her, is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow from 2007-2009 and the author of Our Daughters, Like Pillars, Milk Like Sugar and Luck of the Irish (The Huntington), as well as The View from Here (commission from The Huntington’s Education Department).
Lyndsay Allyn Cox
Lyndsay Allyn Cox
Lyndsay Allyn Cox she/they (Zelda Shaw) Huntington: Our Daughters, Like Pillars, Witch, The 54th in ‘22 (Dream Boston audio play). Regional: Bright Half Life (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Three Musketeers (Greater Boston Stage Company), Caroline, Or Change (Moonbox Productions), Winter People (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre)
Julian Parker he/him (Paul King) is making his Huntington Theatre debut. Chicago: Pass Over, Gospel of Franklin, Blacktop Sky, Head of Passes (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), An Octoroon, Genesis, Dutchman, The Brothers Size (Definition Theatre Company)
Cheryl D. Singleton
Cheryl D. Singleton
Cheryl D. Singleton, she/her (Missy Shaw) Huntington: Sonia Flew (u/s). Regional: The Boston Project: Project Resilience (SpeakEasy Stage Co.), The America Plays (Plays in Place), James and the Giant Peach and Billy Elliot the musical (Wheelock Family Theatre)
Postell Pringle (Morris Williams) Broadway: A Free Man of Color (Lincoln Center Theater). Off Broadway: Othello: The Remix (Westside Theater),The Urban Retreat (The Public Theater), The Seven (New York Theater Workshop), Song for New York (Mabou Mines), LINDA (Manhattan Theater Club), Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theater), Moliere Turns 400 (FIAF/Moliere In The Park).
Sarita Fellows she/her (Costume Designer) New York: A Jolly Holiday with Disney (Papermill Playhouse), A Commercial Jingle For Regina Commet (DR2), SOCIAL! The social distance dance club (Park Avenue Armory), A Bright Room Called Day (The Public Theater), Native Son (The Acting Co.), Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theater), Hatef**k (The Women’s Project), A Chronicle of the Death of Two Worlds (New York Theater Workshop), Fur, MUD, Prospect, and Fabuloso! (The Boundless Theater Co).
Production Stage Manager
Kevin Schlagle he/him (Production Stage Manager) The Huntington: Over 30 productions, including Our Daughters, Like Pillars, Witch, The Purists, Merrily We Roll Along, Topdog/Underdog, Sunday in the Park with George, Milk Like Sugar, A Little Night Music, Smart People, Our Town.
Sound Design and Original Music
Jane Shaw she/her (Sound Designer) New York: Playwrights Horizons; Manhattan Theatre Club; Theatre for a New Audience; Mint Theater Company; National Black Theatre; Repertorio Español; NYTW; Cherry Lane Theatre; The COOP; Bedlam; Urban Stages, Primary Stages.
Alaine Alldaffer, she/her (Casting) Huntington: numerous credits since 2000. New York: casting director for Playwrights Horizons, where credits include Grey Gardens (also for Broadway), Clybourne Park (also for Broadway), Circle Mirror Transformation (Drama Desk and Obie awards for Best Ensemble and an Artios Award for casting), The Flick (Playwrights Horizons and Barrow Street Theatre)