|Jonathan Majors and Andy Lucien in Cry Old Kingdom, part of the
37th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Photo by Alan Simons.
By Jeff Augustin
Directed by Tom Dugdale
Review by Rachel White
Copyright ©2013 by Rachel White. All rights reserved.
Edwin (Andy Lucien) is a painter pretending to be dead during the Duvalier regime in Haiti in 1964. Henri Marx (Jonathan Majors) is a young peasant. Henri is building a boat to escape to America. The two reach out to one another on a beach in Port Au Prince in this languid poetic drama that premiered Sunday night at the Humana Festival. Cry Old Kingdom is a play about the cost of war, and the choices war forces upon people.