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, 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. In 1859, a famous Irishman wrote this play about slavery in America. Now an American tries to write his own.
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.
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.
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)
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.
See it if you like supporting new plays and new playwrights, plays exploring complex social and political issues, being made to think.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that deal with heavy subjects.
See it if You love theatre and/or just plays, but this is a very smart and relevant play that should be seen by most everyone.
Don't see it if You don't like plays and they bore you, but still, watch it, intelligence and smart commentary permeate the entire show.
See it if you want a modern take on a classic sensory melodrama. This show will hit you in the feels. By far the best piece of theatre I've seen yet.
Don't see it if no. There are no reasons to not want to see it.
See it if You want something that will expand the way you think and will start intense conversation after you see it
Don't see it if Are not open to different points of view from your own.
See it if You want theatre that will challenge your mind and make you really think about our society and its history.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to racial slurs.
See it if You want to see an edgy, groundbreaking show that will make you laugh but also make you think.
Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged, don't like thought provoking theater. Are foolish.