AN OCTOROON


AN OCTOROON

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
directed by Nathan Motta

October 21 – November 13, 2016

Midwest Premiere

*Winner of the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play

*Top 10 of 2014 – The New York Times, Guardian, Time Out New York

Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful octoroon. But the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans - for both the plantation and for Zoe. In 1859, a famous Irishman wrote this play about slavery in America.

Now an American tries to write his own.

 “This decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race.”
The New York Times

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