Daybreak’s Children

Daybreak’s Children explores the black experience in present day America.  But it’s a story that surpasses cultural boundaries.  Sammie, the oldest child and only son, has returned to the family home after the loss of his male lover.  Educated at Columbia University, Sammie is unable to find a job in provincial Memphis, Tennessee.  When Sammie suspects his father of relapsing on his crack addiction, the family can no longer keep their skeletons in the closet.

Performance dates are Thursday, November 17 through Friday, November 18 at 8 pm and Saturday, November 19 at 3 pm and 8 pm. Tickets are $12 or pay-what-you-can and available at the door or by calling 330.990.5138.  Performances will be held at the Balch Street Theatre located at 220 S. Balch Street, Akron, OH. The Balch Street Theatre was recently renovated by the Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC) and serves as the home for New World Performance Laboratory.

Click here to listen to India Burton, the director, talk about starting Ma’Sue Productions and Daybreak’s Children on Heads Up Arts Radio.

The Ensemble

 Ashleigh Feaster
Tames Hilton
Brian Jackson
Avery McCullough
Yvonne Oliver
Nici Romo
Tina Thompkins
Jerry L. Williams II

 Playwright:  John Dayo-Aliya
Director:  India Burton
Assistant Director:  Sarah Jones
Stage Manager: Arieon Dooley

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Photos by PeaSea Photography



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