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?”

1859: A famous Irishman writes a play about America. It’s a huge hit!
2014: An American tries to write his own version. Does anyone still care?

A world-premiere, old-fashioned, meta-melodrama with Humor! Feelings! Live Music! Wigs! Sensation Scenes! Slave Auctions! Exploding Steamboats! Photography! And More!

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 evil overseer M’Closky has other plans — for both Terrebonne and Zoe.

Featuring Shyko Amos, Jocelyn Bioh, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Amber Gray, Ben Horner, Chris Myers, Zoë Winters, and Danny Wolohan.

Composer and Music Director: César Alvarez, Choreography by David Neumann, Set Design by Mimi Lien, Lighting Design by Matt Frey, Sound Design by Matt Tierney, Costume Design by Wade Laboissonniere, Wig and Makeup Design by Cookie Jordan, Projection Design by Jeff Sugg, Fight Choreography by  J. David Brimmer, Props by Noah Mease, Cellist: Lester St. Louis, Illustration by Bee, Production Stage Manager: Amanda Spooner, Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Gross, Producer: Elizabeth Moreau, Production Manager: Joshua Kohler, Casting: Jack Doulin, C.S.A.

Funding for this production is provided, in part, by the Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation.

99-cent Sunday tickets for AN OCTOROON will be offered on April 27 and May 11. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis one-hour prior to each performance. 99-Cent Sundays for AN OCTOROON are sponsored by Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman and Theatermania.


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25 Responses to “An Octoroon”

  1. Hershel Kruger says:

    How late will this production run in May?

  2. Jonquille says:

    What are the showtimes for this production? Thank you.

  3. […] a few weeks, his adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s racially charged OCTOROON opens at Soho Rep, directed by Sarah Benson. This project descends from a previous production that imploded in 2010 […]

  4. Rachel says:

    Do you have a sense of the run-time for this show?

  5. M. Marsham says:

    Trying to determine the “take” on the original work based on the quote provided here and have assumed this is a 21st century version of the 19th century work in terms of dialogue? Thinking of making a last minute change to the Finals for two of my college freshmen/sophomore classes to include a viewing of this play if we can pull off the 99 cent Sundays and/or student rush tkts…

    • Soho Rep. says:

      We’ve had a tremendous response from college and high school student groups who have joined us at AN OCTOROON. We typically can only accommodate a few student rush ticket buyers each night and 99-cent Sunday tickets cannot be guaranteed. We have now extended thru June 8 and have some availability to accommodate student groups May 27 – June 8 only. Please contact executive@sohorep.org ASAP if you would like to arrange a student group. Thank you!

  6. whit johnston says:

    Will there be any more 99 cent Sundays now that Octoroon has extended again…?


    • Soho Rep. says:

      No more 99 cent Sundays I’m afraid! But we do have a rush ticket line that forms for each performance. If there are returns etc that we can sell, we offer them to those who have lined up.

  7. Elliott Molina says:

    Can we expect an extention of this show?

  8. […] York City — Appropriate, which ran from late February to mid April at the Signature Theatre, and An Octoroon, an exploration of Dion Boucicoult’s 1859 play The Octoroon, which began its ongoing run at the […]

  9. deb says:

    When do you suggest arriving for rush tickets? Thanks.

    • Soho Rep. says:

      It’s not an exact science but we recommend 2 hours before the performance if you want to be towards the front of the queue.

  10. Jeff G says:

    Is there any chance Octoroon will be extended again, beyond June 8th?

  11. Pat Rivera says:

    My group missed seeing this play, in which we have a great interest. Please let me know if you extend so I can get tickets right away. Pat Rivera/Ebony Ladies of Literature

    • Soho Rep. says:

      We are sorry but AN OCTOROON has now closed. Please do join our mailing list to find out about other productions! THank you for your interest in our work.
      –Soho Rep.

  12. Soho Rep. says:


    Thanks for your note. If you are planning on visiting the theatre during 10 OUT OF 12 we still have a few copies of the Soho Rep edition. If not, I’d point you in the direction of Dramatist Play Service who sell the acting edition.

    Thanks for your interest in our work.

    Soho Rep.

  13. […] they become participants in the dramatic action. She propelled the narrative action forward in An Octoroon (2014), as a series of cascading false walls enacted a sequence of startling set transformations. […]

  14. […] in recognition of her work in set design. Among her recent works include the set design for “An Octoroon,” which premiered at the Soho Rep., during their 2013/2014 season. Lien also co-founded Jack, a […]

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