On the MacGregor Plantation, the Old South lives on as three sexual relationships unravel in the shadow of the master’s house. Amidst the crack of a whip and the breeze on the cotton fields, fear and lust entwine in a heady phantasmagoria that tears apart American history and confronts the intersection of power, desire and race in the 21st century.
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris is a student at Yale School of Drama and wrote Slave Play in his first semester as a graduate playwriting student. The show’s opening at the Golden Theatre marks his Broadway debut, with other credits including Daddy, co-starring Alan Cumming.
Director Robert O’Hara similarly makes his Broadway debut, with other creatives including scenic designer Clint Ramos and costume designer Dede Ayite.
Casting for the Broadway transfer is yet to be announced.
Hailed by critics as a “supercharged, fearsome, and often terribly funny” (Vulture), Slave Play on Broadway mixes satirical and psychological acuity from the pen of a powerfully bold new voice in theater. It begins previews at the Golden Theatre from September 10 2019, with an opening night set for October 6.
Recommended forTheatergoers on the look-out for exciting new voices in American theater should book tickets to Slave Play at the Golden Theatre. A show that’s sure to challenge you and start a conversation, this is also a second chance to catch it after its Off-Broadway run.
Age Recommendations: TBC