AN OCTOROON • by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins • directed by Joe Wilson, Jr.
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 Admissions (Gamm 2020), 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)
OBIE AWARD WINNER “BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY”
“Super oxygenating . . . as though the theater has given us a violent shake and a pep talk.” Time Out New York
“Bizarrely brilliant. Extraordinary.” The Guardian
Tickets are $49-$69; preview performances (Jan. 27-30) are $35. Discounts for seniors, students, groups and more. Details at gammtheatre.org/discounts. Tickets: 401-723-4266 or gammtheatre.org.