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Home, a comedy by Samm-Art Williams, about Cephus Miles, a Southern farmer who moves to the north, was revived in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the first production presented by DARRYL LACY (DL) PRODUCTIONS in 1991.

The new DL THEATER production opened September 29, 2011 at the Crowne Theatre of the Producers Club Theatre and Studios in Manhattan, New York. Darryl L. Lacy, founder of DL PRODUCTIONS, who played Cephus Miles in the 1991 production, reprised the role for the new show.

Home was originally produced by the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) in 1979, Off Broadway and subsequently transferred to Broadway. DL PRODUCTIONS’ first production of Home opened on September 5, 1991, at Theatre 22 in Manhattan. This was the second NEC play that DL PRODUCTIONS produced in 1991. The first was Day of Absence, which was presented as part of an evening of one-acts in February and March.

Home is the only play Lacy did not direct since he started the company in 1987. DL PRODUCTIONS posted a notice for a director for the production in 1991 and received more than fifty responses. After interviewing more than twenty candidates, Ben Jacobs was selected. Lacy and Jacobs promoted the show in an interview in July 1991, on Yesterday Meets Today, a public access television show that gave exposure to stage, screen, radio, and television artists of today and yesteryear.

For the 2011 revival, DL PRODUCTIONS once again posted a notice for a director and received several responses. After four days of interviewing candidates, Jonathan Dewberry was selected.

The three-actor play includes two women who portray various roles. In the 1991 DL THEATER production, Michelle “Miki” Biggins was precast as one of the women. She starred in Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words; and The Church Fight And Sisters; and has served as the company’s production assistant. An open call audition was held to select the second woman and it eventually went to Carolyn Kinebrew who was featured in Day of Absence. For the 2011 revival, DL PRODUCTIONS held three days of auditions and selected Denise Collins and Zakia Pereira as the two women.

Miki Biggins joined the revival production team and managed the box office with Brian Biggins, who was featured in Nikki G; and Rachel L. Ferguson, who starred in To Be Young, Gifted and Black; Day of Absence; and The Church Fight And Sisters; and served as the production stage manager for Home in 1991. The stage manager for the 2011 show was David Givens, Jr.