You can't help but admire the sheer theatricality, verve and bravado of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins dense riff on race and the theatre itself that makes up An Octoroon. It's playful, daring and surprising, all at once; no wonder it made it onto more than one critics' end-of-2017 lists for the best play of the year after its premiere at Richmond's Orange Tree last year. (For my money, though, it was... Read more
Ned Bennett’s highly praised production for the Orange Tree Theatre of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ provocative and hilarious satire An Octoroon transfers to the National Theatre in June 2018 in a co-production. Cast to be announced.
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