Slave Play

February 9, 2022

March 13, 2022

8:00 PM To 9:30 PM

Mark Taper Forum 135 N. Grand Ave Los Angeles CA 90012

Event Description

It’s the most Tony Award®-nominated play in history. It stunned off-Broadway. Then it shocked Broadway. Now, Jeremy O. Harris, “a major new voice in the American theater” (Chicago Tribune), brings his “raw, revelatory, and revolutionary play” (The Daily Beast) to the Taper, in the same production that roiled New York. Directed by two-time NAACP and Obie Award® winner Robert O’Hara, Slave Play is “one of the best and most provocative new works to show up in years” (The New York Times).

At the MacGregor Plantation, nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. It’s an antebellum fever-dream as three interracial couples converge to rip open history at the intersection of race, love, and sexuality in 21st-century America. It’s a world where the sex is as raw as the emotions, and the twists as salacious as the truth. Don’t dare shy away from this production that “reimagines the possibilities of what theatre can give us” (The New York Times).

“A funny, scalding walk along the boundary between black and white in America. A fascinating explosive -device of a play.” —The Washington Post

“Slave Play is a delightful send-up of the way well-to-do, overeducated white people discuss racism as though it has nothing to do with them personally. — The Undefeated (Read the full review)

Open February 9, 2022 – March 13, 2022

Performance schedule:

Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm
Sunday at 1pm and 6pm

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