Chautauqua Theater Company: An Octoroon

Friday, July 06, 2018

Location Bratton Theater

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Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

In 1859, Dion Boucicault wrote a hit melodrama about the fate of an "octoroon" woman in the antebellum south. Today, BJJ (a young black playwright) can’t get the story out of his head and writes his own version. But when the actors in his adaptation quit, BJJ takes on the role of the racist plantation overseer himself. In this hilarious and incisive new play- winner of The Obie Award for Best American New Play- Branden Jacobs-Jenkins jabs at the history of slavery and identity in America.  Age: 16+ Strong adult language and content.