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3/Fifths

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Members say: Relevant, Ambitious, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Great staging

About the show

3-Legged Dog presents a radically satirical, interactive exploration of race and privilege in America. More…

Staged as an immersive participatory carnival and cabaret, and sprawled across 10,000 square feet, '3/Fifths' transforms 3LD Art + Technology Center into a dystopian, interactive, ethno-theme park known as SupremacyLand. Mass incarceration, racist carnage, and political incorrectness have never been more entertaining.


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Relevant, Ambitious, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Great staging

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Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to test your tolerance for intolerance. Racist cliches are presented in as a carnival intended for pleasure and amusement.

Don't see it if racism upsets you. "The good old days" are praised. No education or solutions are offered. Even well meaning librals are shown as prejudiced


May 9th, 2017
“This relentlessly provocative, intricately imagined satire does offer plenty to shock and horrify, and at least as much to make you think…Visually and conceptually, ‘3/Fifths’ is extraordinary…But it is dramaturgically overloaded, crammed with so many urgent elements that the whole becomes amorp...
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May 11th, 2017
"The insidious brilliance of SupremacyLand lies in the way that Scruggs, along with directors Woodard and Fahmy, co-opt the conventions of immersive theater to deliver a powerful message...Whereas the interactive portion trusts the audience to reach its own conclusions, the presentational part de...
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May 11th, 2017
"As assaultive as all this is, I admired the sheer nerve and invention of The Atrocity Carnival, its willingness to make us face the thousand and one ways in which racial prejudice is embedded in American culture. It is, of course, a profoundly uncomfortable experience...Obviously, the writer and...
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May 9th, 2017
"Based on a woman of color who was sobbing uncontrollably...this experience is not for everyone...'3/Fifths' is meticulously researched and crafted...There is a lot happening in this evening. Each moment is filled with more thought and research than an entire semester of work from a single underg...
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