Exploring the American Family Tragedy: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
The second play to make its world premiere in this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville is “Appropriate,” a family drama about adult siblings who reunite to sort through their deceased father’s estate. Disturbing secrets are revealed and the siblings clash over clutter, debt and family history. Directed by Gary Griffin of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, "Appropriate" opens Thursday and runs through April 7. WFPL’s Erin Keane spoke playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins about the American tragedy, its history and influence, and what it means to have a play in the Humana Festival.