In the Upper Room
A new play about family, secrets and the power of the stories we grow up hearing
Meet the Berrys, a multi-generational Black family living under one roof in the 1970s. Their lives orbit around Rose, a strong-willed matriarch whose superstitions and secrets drive her relatives nuts. Fed up, the aunties, in-laws and granddaughters of the household make their own plans to break away so they can finally live in peace. But by standing their ground, they may lose what has held them together all along.
Loyalty, spirituality and colorism are all at play in this dramatic dark comedy, based on the real family history of playwright and novelist Beaufield Berry.
About the Artists
Beaufield Berry is an Omaha-based playwright, novelist and arts educator who was inspired by her own family for this piece. Gregg T. Daniel is an accomplished actor (True Blood) and was nominated for a NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director.