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An Octoroon

June 23 - July 23

| $29 - $97
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Playwright and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won the Obie Award for his radical, incendiary, and subversively funny riff on Dion Boucicault’s once-popular 1859 mustache-twirling melodrama. Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is on the brink of foreclosure. George, the high-minded heir apparent, falls for the lovely Zoe, who’s one-eighth black. But the bigoted plantation queen has eyes for George, and the dastardly overseer M’Closky plots to keep Zoe and Terrebonne for himself. A spectacular collision of the antebellum South and 21st-century cultural politics, An Octoroon is “This decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today,” says the New York Times.

Join us after all performances of An Octoroon (excluding June 30) for a post-show discussion with Berkeley Rep staff, docents, and artists.

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Start:
June 23, 2017
End:
July 23, 2017
Cost:
$29 - $97
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Website:
https://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1617/10668.asp

Venue

Berkeley Rep
Phone:
510 647–2900
2025 Addison St, Berkeley Rep, CA 94704 United States
Website:
berkeleyrep.org

Organizer

Berkeley Rep
Phone:
510 647–2900
Email:
Website:
http://bit.ly/2vAd1F7

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
1 month long event

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