RED VELVET

by Lolita Chakrabarti

Presented by O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre)
South End / BCA Plaza Theatres
5/30/18 - 6/16/18

About

It's like being at a crossroads - a point of absolute, unequivocal change. It makes the blood rush. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

 

“Shock waves rarely travel across centuries. But… you can experience firsthand what it must have felt like to be part of one seriously rattled London theater audience in 1833”. –New York Times

 


Run Time: 2 hours 

Ages 14+