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June 18 @ 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 9, 2022
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 9, 2022
Benchmark Theatre presents An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful octoroon. But the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans—for both Terrebonne and Zoe. In 1859, a famous Irishman wrote this play about slavery in America. Now an American tries to write his own.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon is a whirlwind of images and dialogue that leaves no one out of the conversation and makes no apologies for asking the hard questions.