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This House

31 May – 29 Jun 2025

By: Ricky Ian Gordon, Lynn Nottage, & Ruby Aiyo Gerber

We walk in the shadows of ancestors.

A house is more than four walls and a roof — it is a keeper of memories and a witness to legacy. The Walker family has lived in the same Harlem brownstone since the 1920s, and they have fought hard to keep what they have. When Zoe returns home after many years away, she asks her mother Ida and her brother Lindon to let her renovate the dilapidated building. But Ida and Lindon cannot let go of the past. The house is their whole world, and every room is full of ghostly voices and painful memories. As hidden truths about the family’s legacy come to light, Zoe begins to realize that the secrets harbored within these walls are deeper and more profound than she ever dared to imagine.

Event information

Loretto-Hilton Center

Ticket Prices

Running Length
2 hours

Content Advisory
Explicit language


Briana Hunter


Adrienne Danrich


Justin Austin


Christian Pursell


Sankara Harouna


Aundi Marie Moore


Christian Mark Gibbs

Uncle Percy

Brandie Inez Sutton

Young Ida

Krysty Swann


Creative Team

Daniela Candillari


James Robinson

Stage Director

Allen Moyer

Set Designer

Montana Levi Blanco

Costume Designer

Greg Emetaz

Video Designer

Marcus Doshi

Lighting Designer

Leadership support for This House comes from the Whitaker Foundation.

This House is made possible in part by the Fred M. Saigh Endowment at Opera Theatre. 

Daniela Candillari’s engagement is made possible with generous support from Kim & Tim Eberlein.