Theatre: An Octoroon

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 12, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 15 2017

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.

Price: $6

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