On Stage: National Theatre presents An Octoroon

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ extraordinary play comes to the National Theatre after a sold-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre.

In 1859, white Irish playwright Dion Boucicault writes a hit play about America. Today, a black American playwright attempts to do the same.

Both old and new, An Octoroon gleefully remixes a Victorian melodrama set on a Louisiana plantation into ‘a dazzling deconstruction of racial representation Main image: Ken Nwosu in An Octoroon at the National Theatre, image Helen Murray

 

Cassie Clare in An Octoroon at the National Theatre, image by Helen Murray
Cassie Clare in An Octoroon at the National Theatre, image by Helen Murray.

A co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

From 7 June to 18 July
Running Time: 2 hours 40mins appro

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