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Ben Brantley’s Best Theater of 2014: ‘An Octoroon’

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‘Appropriate’ and An Octoroon’ Two very different products of the utterly original sensibility of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, which consider the myths and legacies of slavery in America via the lens of the archetypal dysfunctional-white-family soap opera (in “Appropriate”) and a revitalized and anatomized 19th-century melodrama (“Octoroon”). Theater for a New Audience will present “An Octoroon” at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center from Feb. 14-March 8

 

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