3/Fifths' Trapped in a Traveling Minstrel Show

Conceived and Written by James Scruggs
Directed by Mark Rayment

Presented by Sleeping Weazel
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
11/3/17 - 11/11/17


3/Fifths' Trapped In a Traveling Minstrel Show turns minstrelsy inside out and upside down in a blend of song, dance, video, and storytelling, at turns hilarious and terrifying, and sometimes both at the same time. A new piece inspired by Scruggs’ original 3/Fifthswhich enjoyed a critically acclaimed NYC premiere in May 2017, this lean, mean theatrical machine features three high-voltage actors slyly performing this country’s racist history and ongoing need for dialogue and change. This show is dangerously fun!


Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, no intermission. 

The Huntington