Monday, May 12, 2014

Limited Engagement of LeRoi Jones' Acclaimed DUTCHMAN

Dutchman and the Slave By Leroi JonesThe National Black Theater and the Classical Theater of Harlem have teamed up to stage a 50th anniversary revival of LeRoi Jones’ Obie-winning play Dutchman.  The limited engagement—directed by Carl Cofield—will last until May 23rd.

In their review, the New York Times calls the revival “dynamic,” and suggests the reason for Dutchman’s enduring popularity: “. . . it resists simple allegory. . . .  [It] suggests that certain social problems are insoluble. They are destined to recur, while others look on with seeming indifference.” 

The Harper Perennial collection of Jones' Dutchman and The Slave is frequently adopted into theater, race, and American studies courses. To browse inside, please click here

Tickets for the play can be purchased here.

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