About the show
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.
The play features Off-Broadway cast members Ato Blankson-Wood (Hair), Sullivan Jones (The Looming Tower), Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio (Wit), Annie McNamara, James Cusati-Moyer (Six Degrees of Separation) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville).
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: Recommended 17+