The acrimonious homecoming, the family reunion gone very wrong, old resentments bubble over and family secrets are revealed. It’s a staple of American storytelling. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the theatre’s fastest rising star, uses it to concoct a conflict that could not feel more up-to-the-minute.
In Appropriate, the Lafayette family gathers at the neglected Arkansas home of their deceased father. As his three adult children collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history, they unearth the relics of their father’s vile, hidden past.
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