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Synopsis

Trouble has been a-brewin’ at the Terrebonne Plantation since Judge Peyton died. Money is running out, an evil overseer is up to no good, and the heir to the estate is in love with someone he shouldn’t be. MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (author of the AE hit Appropriate) turns a nineteenth century melodrama on its ear in this combustibly hilarious, riotously subversive romp that hurls the antebellum south into a direct collision course with 21st century cultural politics.

This decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race. New York Times
Wildly imaginative work Village Voice
Prepare to laugh. Prepare to gasp and cry and cheer... BroadwayWorld.com
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    Kyle Brumley and Neal A. Ghant in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Isake Akanke and Candy McLellan in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Neal A. Ghant and Kylie Brown in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Kylie Brown in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Neal A. Ghant in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Kylie Brown and Brandy Sexton in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Curtis Lipsey in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Neal A. Ghant in An Octoroon. Photo by Casey Gardner Photography

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    Candy McLellan, Parris Sarter, Isake Akanke. Photo by Kevin Harry.

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    Neal A. Ghant. Photo by Kevin Harry.

Cast & Creative Team

Running Time

120 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

Content Advisory

This show contains adult situations, themes and  strobe lights.


Community Conversations

There will be an offsite discussion centered around race and theatre on February 12. For more information, click here.

Performances

Director's Rough Cut
January 23 at 8 pm
Previews
January 24 & 25 at 8 pm
Opening Night
January 26 at 8 pm
Regular Performances
January 26 - February 24
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

An Octoroon: Theatre, Race & Identity - A Director & Dramaturg Discussion


NOTE
There is no performance of An Octoroon on Sunday, February 3rd. See calendar for exact performance dates & times.

From the audience

From the Critics

"...a dangerously funny, wildly theatrical and wholly original head trip." Ajc Com Logo Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wendell Brock,
"...Actor’s Express has done a marvelous job of giving the audience a lot to chew on between laughs, and that’s well-worth the experience." Artsatl2019 ArtsATL Kelundra Smith,
"Director Donya K. Washington and actor Candy McLellan (Minnie) had a conversation with Lois Reitzes about racial identity, melodrama and the theatre techniques of Bertolt Brecht." Wabe WABE Lois Reitzes,