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.