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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
"THE HOTTEST THEATRE COMPANY IN TOWN" Washington Post - develops, produces and promotes fearless emerging playwrights and provocative new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience. Woolly performs in an award-winning new 272-seat theatre at 7th & D Sts., NW. Tickets: $15-$93 ($20 for 30 & Under; $15 Stampede Seats (rush seats) 2 hours before showtime-subscription series only; Pay-What-You-Can performances at the start of each run).
AN OCTOROON, New York Times Top 10 Play and Obie Award winning play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
A plantation on the brink of foreclosure. A young gentleman falling for the part-black daughter of the estate’s owner. An evil swindler plotting to buy her for himself. Meanwhile, the slaves are trying to keep things drama-free, because everybody else is acting crazy.
An Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie-winning riff on a 19th century melodrama that helped shape the debate around the abolition of slavery, is an incendiary adaptation that the New York Post called “entertainingly demented.” Part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger, it’s a provocative challenge to the racial pigeonholing of 1859—and of today.
Capacity, Classroom-style: 265
Capacity, Theatre-style: 265