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Produced by

Cahoots Theatre Company and Roseneath Theatre

Playwright: Alicia Richardson
Director: Tanisha Taitt


Aki Studio


December 2nd, 2023 – December 17th, 2023


Set twenty years after the American Civil War, a small Florida farm gets a remarkable import—a talking mango tree who’s desperate to bear fruit but lacks confidence. The Mango Tree goes on a journey of enchanted growth with the help of a farmer’s daughter (Sweet Pea), her dad (Ralph), and the soulful songs of the sun (Dee), but the owner of the land (Zucker) has a rotten plan to steal The Mango Tree’s magic. As a brutal winter threatens the future of the farm, will love or greed prevail? (


Alicia Plummer Sweet Pea
Sébastien Heins Zucker
Daren A. Herbert Ralph
Uche Ama Dee, the Sun
Emerjade Simms The Mango Tree

Creative Team

Alicia Richardson Playwright
Tanisha Taitt Director
Amaka Umeh Assistant Director
Simge Suzer Set Designer
Shawn Henry Lighting Designer
A.W. Nadine Grant Costume Designer
Miquelon Rodriguez Sound Designer
Amelia Blaine Prop Designer


Kat Chin Stage Manager
Maya Royer Production Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour Assistant Stage Manager
Anthony Allan Technical Director
Samantha Vu Associate Producer
Caitlin Farley Captions Operator
Lisa Alves Producer