The House That Will Not Stand

The House That Will Not Stand

NYU Tisch Grad Acting and Design for Stage and Film

The Class of 2025 Present


by Marcus Gardley

directed by Teresa Cruz

"In early nineteenth-century New Orleans, a widowed mother, Beartrice, struggles to manage her headstrong daughters after the death of her second husband. But as the matriarch takes her place as head of the household, a more ominous transfer of power transpires in the region. The French-owned Louisiana Territory is about to be acquired by the United States, threatening the liberty of the free African-Americans residing on the land. A gripping examination of intersecting captivities, THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND follows four women in mourning as they look ahead to an uncertain and haunting future."

Featuring: Peyton Rowe, Amanda Morrow, Ra’Mya Aikens, Jordan Hughes, Noah Michal, Nneka Damali, David Darrow, Alexandra Elam (class of 2023)

Set Design: Joseph Jin

Costume Design: Xorlali Plange

Lighting Design: Annie Garrett-Larsen

Stage Manager: Chaz Strickland

The show runs approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission

Seating is limited in The Walker Theatre and there is NO LATE SEATING.  Please be advised that tickets not picked up 5 minutes prior to curtain may be released to the waitlist.  

General reservations will be available starting Wednesday, 4/17 at 12pm. The ticket link is below. 

If you require additional accommodations, please contact for assistance.