Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman featuring Dulé Hill

August 8, 2020

August 8, 2020

4:00 PM To 5:30 PM

Online - PDT

$5 - $50/ see website

Event Description

A powerful one-act drama, Dutchman brought immediate and lasting attention to poet Amiri Baraka. The play is a searing two-character confrontation that begins playfully but builds rapidly in suspense and symbolic resonance.

Baraka has said that Dutchman “is about how difficult it is to become a man in the United States.” Nevertheless, the ancient symbolism of apple and temptation, and the myth of the ghostly pirate ship, The Flying Dutchman, used in Richard Wagner’s opera and other literary works, are carefully suggested in Baraka’s play and amplify the dimensions of racial conflict and injustice.


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