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An Octoroon

An Octoroon

Synopsis

‘This decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today’
New York Times
 
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ extraordinary play comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre.
 
In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.
 
Both old and new, An Octoroon gleefully remixes a Victorian melodrama set on a Louisiana plantation into ‘a dazzling deconstruction of racial representation’ (WhatsOnStage).

Event details

Thu 5 Jul 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

Venue details

National Theatre
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX

Phone: 020 7452 3000

Email: boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk

Website: National Theatre

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