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An Octoroon    By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins  An Octoroon

 

Directed by Nicholas Newell

November 8 to 15
Center for Art & Theatre, Black Box Theatre

All performances start at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

What happens when you are an African-American playwright who wants to write a comedy about slavery by adapting the 19th-century abolitionist melodrama The Octoroon, and most of your white actors bail on you because they “don’t feel comfortable”?  The answer? An Obie Award winning, radical adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s 1859 melodrama “The Octoroon,” where the antebellum south and 21st century cultural politics collide. The Georgia Southern Theatre & Performance Program presents “An Octoroon,” written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Nicholas Newell.

Due to Mature Themes and Language recommended for mature audiences.

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All performances start at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

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Theatre Season 2017-2018

COMING SOON:

The Makeup Artist, By Henry Davis Wilson

Directed by Kathryn Burrell

October 13 & 14 
Center for Art & Theatre, Black Box Theatre

Both performances start at 7:30 p.m.

A makeup artist gradually transforms a young, ambitious actor into an old has been.

An OctoroonAn Octoroon, By Braden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Nicholas Newell

November 8 & 15 
Center for Art & Theatre, Black Box Theatre

All performances start at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

What happens when you are an African-American playwright who wants to write a comedy about slavery by adapting the 19th-century abolitionist melodrama The Octoroon, and most of your white actors bail on you because they “don’t feel comfortable”?   Mature Themes and Language

 

Last updated: 10/23/2017

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