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Home, the 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 THEATRE production opened September 29, 2011 and ran for four performances at the Crowne Theatre of the Producers Club Theatre and Studios, located at 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY. Darryl 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 presentation of Home opened on September 5, 1991 and ran for four performances at Theatre 22, located at 54 West 22nd Street, New York, NY. 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 – 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 over 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, the 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 female players who portray various roles. In the 1991 DL THEATRE production, Michelle “Miki” Biggins was precast as one of the players.  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 player and it eventually went to Carolyn Kinebrew who was also 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 female players.

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