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Obie Award Winner: Best New American Play

AN OCTOROON by Branden-Jacobs Jenkins

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, one-eighth black “octoroon.” But the evil overseer, M’Closky, has other plans for both Terrebonne and Zoe. From the author of Gloria (Gamm 2018) and Appropriate, this raucous, irreverent retelling of a hit 19th-century melodrama is “this decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today.” (New York Times)

“It’s bold, fearless playwriting: laughing in the face of racism as well as allowing the horror of history to spell itself out.” TIME OUT (London)

“[An Octoroon] insists that making theater can be the best way to talk back to history.” VILLAGE VOICE

“Bizarrely brilliant. An extraordinary play that defies categorisation.”


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