What you gonna do once you free? You just gonna walk up in somebody house and be like,‘Hey. I’m a slave. Help me?’
Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful ‘octoroon’.
But, the dastardly M’Closky has other plans — for both Terrebonne and Zoe.
OBIE Award-winning play using the plot of Boucicault’s 1859 melodrama The Octoroon as the starting point for a bigger, wilder, more hilarious play about the tremendous, often tragic difficulties of identity, and life.
Transfers from the Orange Tree with its original cast.
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“Squirm-inducing, prodding at our anxieties over representation of race... Fresh, funny, clever... Keeps you on your toes. ”