An Octoroon | Victory Gardens Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

An Octoroon The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 20 2017

To be a "black playwright," according to Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's onstage surrogate, BJJ, is to have every work examined through the lens of racial discord in America, be it relevant or not. Write about farm animals and their feed as an allegory for substance abuse? Must be a deconstructed, modernized African folktale. Ask a Caucasian actor to play a period-appropriate bigot? Must be a personal expression of rage against white society. Use the bathroom? Whoa, enough with the social animus, buddy. Continue reading >>

Price: $30-$40

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