An Octoroon
Closed 2h 30m
An Octoroon
96

An Octoroon NYC Reviews and Tickets

96%
(19 Reviews)
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Members say
Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Profound, Great staging

About the Show

This show, which won the 2014 Obie for Best New American Play, is a modern adaptation of Dion Boucicault’s 'The Octoroon', first presented in New York in 1859,

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Member Reviews (19)

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95
Clever, Must see, Masterful, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You want to be challenged and entertained at the same time You want to see a reinterpretation done right

Don't see it if You avoid thinking and talking about race Read more

96
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great writing, Original

See it if You want to see a truly great new American play adaptation - a totally insightful, extremely entertaining piece of theater.

Don't see it if You don't love theater.

95
Masterful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Profound

See it if You appreciate novelty of staging and whimsy, and can excuse a bit of slowness.

Don't see it if You don't see much theater, and so something being "different" isn't all that important to you.

95
Masterful, Original, Profound

See it if You can!

Don't see it if See it if you can!

100
Ambitious, Delightful, Must see, Profound, Great writing

See it if you want just about the most astonishing, enlivening, soul-expanding, and challenging experience you could possibly have from a play

Don't see it if that sounds scary to you (actually, you should definitely see it if that sounds scary to you)

97
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like a provocative treatment of race staged in a fascinating way.

Don't see it if you only want to see fluff.

84
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like modern adaptations

Don't see it if you don't like to think about race or like a show that will stay with you.

95
Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you'd like an inventive and insightful play on race relations - managing to be both heartbreakingly true and funny at the same time.

Don't see it if don't like 4th wall breaks.

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