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UNEXPECTED LOVE STORY

The High Ground

  • Credits

    By Nathan Alan Davis
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

  • Location

    Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle

  • Run Time

    to be determined

"NATHAN ALAN DAVIS HAS THE GENEROSITY TO TAKE EACH HISTORICAL ACTOR ON HIS OWN TERMS AND ASK QUESTIONS THAT OPEN A CONVERSATION TO A WAY FORWARD."

— James C. Nicola, former NYTW artistic director

More than a century after the Tulsa race massacre killed hundreds and destroyed the prosperous Greenwood District, a Black man in army garb still stands his ground on present-day Tulsa’s Standpipe Hill. The High Ground is an unexpected love story that traverses space and time, and reminds us of what it takes to re-emerge from the devastation of a century, long after the embers have turned to ash.

The High Ground is made possible through generous funding from Tiffeny Sanchez and Reg Brown.
Additional support is provided by , Sandy Bieber and Linda Rosenzweig, and .
This project is supported in part by the 
The High Ground is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

Arena Stage offers this production in memory of long-time friend and Trustee Helga Tarver.

Cast

PHILLIP JAMES BRANNON

Soldier

NEHASSAIU deGANNES

Victoria/Vicky/Vee/The Woman in Black

DeJUAN CHRISTOPHER

Male Understudy

DeSHAWN WHITE

Female Understudy

Creative

NATHAN ALAN DAVIS

Playwright

MEGAN SANDBERG-ZAKIAN

Director

PAIGE HATHAWAY

Set Designer

SARITA FELLOWS

Costume Designer

SHERRICE MOJGANI

Lighting Designer

NATHAN LEIGH

Original Music and Sound Design

TOMMY KURZMAN

Hair and Wig Designer

JOSEPH PINZON

Casting Director

OTIS RAMSEY-ZÖE

Dramaturg

JOCELYN CLARKE

Dramaturg

CHRISTI B. SPANN

Stage Manager

JALON PAYTON

Assistant Stage Manager