A new play byChris Urch
Directed bySaheem Ali

Newhouse Theater / Seating Chart

Running Time: 1 hour and 55 minutes, with one intermission. 

"A heartfelt portrait of gay love under siege. This latter-day variation on Arthur Miller’s 'The Crucible' is beautifully and persuasively acted."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times, July 15, 2019

Set in Uganda, THE ROLLING STONE is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds — one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the life his brother is forced to conceal.

When THE ROLLING STONE premiered in London, Evening Standard called it “a scorching portrayal of love and persecution.” The Guardian said, “Chris Urch’s compelling play could hardly be more timely,” and The Independent said it “packs a devastating, emotional punch.”

Get to know the siblings of THE ROLLING STONE! Director Saheem Ali leads Ato Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, and James Udom in conversation.

The Rolling Stone On the LCT Blog

  • What Wummie and Latoya Think

    What Wummie and Latoya Think

    Of the six characters in THE ROLLING STONE, Wummie has the quickest intelligence and is required to make some of the greatest sacrifices.

  • James Udom On His Un-Average Joe

    James Udom On His Un-Average Joe

    When James Udom first read the script for THE ROLLING STONE, he didn’t think he wanted to do it.