September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Empathy Jam Theater Company is proud to present as its inaugural production, White People, a play by J.T. Rogers. An early work by the author of Oslo (winner of the 2017 Tony award), this thought-provoking play is possibly even more topical now than when it was originally produced.
Now—right now—what does it mean to be a white American? What does it mean for any American to live in a country that is not the one you were promised? White People is a controversial and darkly funny play about the lives of three ordinary Americans: Martin, a Brooklyn-born high-powered attorney for a white-shoe law firm in St. Louis; Mara Lynn, a housewife and former homecoming queen in North Carolina; and Alan, a professor struggling to find his way in New York City. Through heart-wrenching confessions, they wrestle with guilt, prejudice, and the price they and their children must pay for their actions. White People is a candid, brutally honest meditation on race and language in our culture.