November 30 – December 26, 2016
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Damron Russel Armstrong
"What you gonna do once you free? You just gonna walk up in somebody house and be like, 'Hey. I’m a slave. Help me?'"
Unlike anything you've seen before, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins hilariously remixes a dusty old melodrama, smashing slave caricatures with 21st century sass. This mashup illuminates our complicated, evolving relationship with race and identity in America. Shocking and clever, striking and touching, An Octoroon is "So energetic, funny, and entertainingly demented, you can't look away!" -New York Post.