NOW PLAYING â€“ McGINN/CAZALE
JOHNNY G. LLOYD
Daniel plays solitaire. Professionally. Heâ€™s very good â€“ some would say the best.Â But he is ready to retire and settle into that perfect new house with his husband-to-be, Jordan.Â Heâ€™s just got to hold it together through one final, career-defining match.Â A sports-inspired fantasia, Patience is a meditation on black excellence, next chapters, and playing a very long game alone.
â€śPATIENCE is special to me because it's my take on the coming of age story - one where becoming is equally about questioning as it is about growing. I hope it's both the kind of quiet where you can hear yourself think and the kind of funny where you see yourself in the joke. When writing PATIENCE, I was inspired by the space between lifeâ€™s chapters, by Venus Williams, by the oppression of competition â€“ and by the magic of playing a card game against yourself.â€ť
â€“ Johnny G. Lloyd
Generous support for New Play Development is provided by WarnerMedia. Second Stageâ€™s 2021-22 Season is supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
**Please note this production uses strobe lighting.**