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An Octoroon


The Area Stage Company announces its first production of the 2017-18 season, the Florida premiere of An Octoroon by Obie Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins who takes the plot of Dion Boucicault's 1859 antebellum melodrama, The Octoroon, and smashes it with a 21st-century sensibility. Presented through the eyes of the onstage playwright BJJ, this pre-Civil War tale set in the Deep South tells of a slave owner's affections for a woman whose blood is one-eighth Black. Directed by John Rodaz (Carbonell Award) and designed by Giancarlo Rodaz (Carbonell Award nomination) this production will feature choreography and original music to create a theatrical event that is equally hilarious and moving, subversive and provocative. Winner of the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Previews will be held Thursday September 14th - Saturday September 16th at 7:30 pm.

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Area Stage Company
• Fri 9/22/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 9/23/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 9/24/17 at - 5:00 PM
• Fri 9/29/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 9/30/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 10/1/17 at - 5:00 PM
• Fri 10/6/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 10/7/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 10/8/17 at - 5:00 PM