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Our Daughters, Like Pillars

April 8 - May 8, 2022

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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

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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


Kimberly Senior


Lyndsay Allyn Cox

Zelda Shaw

Julian Parker

Paul King

Nikkole Salter

Lavinia Shaw Williams

Cheryl D. Singleton

Missy Shaw

Arie Thompson

Octavia Shaw Curtis

Lizan Mitchell

Yvonne Shaw

Postell Pringle

Morris Williams

Sarita Fellows

Costume Designer

Mary Louise Geiger

Lighting Design

Tommy Kurzman

Wig/Hair & Makeup Design

Ashley Pitchford

Assistant Stage Manager

Kevin Schlagle

Production Stage Manager

Jane Shaw

Sound Design and Original Music

Marion Williams

Set Designer

Alaine Alldaffer


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