Yellowman

Nov. 2 to Nov. 14, 2009
BERKELEY STREET THEATRE UPSTAIRS
Produced by Nightwood in co-production with Obsidian Theatre 

 

Written by DAEL ORLANDERSMITH
Directed by WEYNI MENGESHA
Starring Dean Marshall and Ordena

“One of the most gripping,
instructive, transforming hours in contemporary theater.”

The Times


A 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist and winner of the prestigious 2002/2003 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, this seminal play is an edgy and provocative examination of the complexities of inter-racial prejudice, centering around the relationship between Eugene, a light-skinned black man, and Alma, a dark-skinned black woman.

Yet Yellowman is much more than a story about race and prejudice. It’s a love story and a tale about families and the damage they inflict upon their members. Black or white, you will recognize the shades of gray.

 

 

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