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The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. To this day, the story of Rebecca is reflected in the very fabric of America's cities.

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'The Rebecca Play' marries the biblical narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and monologues, two actors explore rivalry, racism, and how each brother reacts when the roles are reversed.

Presented by The In[Heir]Itance Project and The Theater At The 14th Street Y as part of ‘The Genesis Plays,’ a collection of plays inspired by stories in the book of Genesis.


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