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An Octoroon

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Description for An Octoroon Paperback. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' exhilarating play, drawing on Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama The Octoroon, won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play. It had its UK premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre, London in 2017 Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
'What you gonna do once you free? You just gonna walk up in somebody house and be like,"Hey. I'm a slave. Help me?"' Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton's handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful 'octoroon'. But the dastardly M'Closky has other plans – for both Terrebonne and Zoe. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' exhilarating play, An Octoroon, draws on Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama The Octoroon to explore issues about race and identity in America today. The ... Read more

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About Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is an American playwright. He won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play, for his plays Appropriate and An Octoroon. His play Gloria was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Reviews for An Octoroon
'Coruscating comedy of unresolved history… this decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today'
Ben Brantley
New York Times
'A giddy mix of the angry and the absurd… Jacobs-Jenkins is considering important issues about race and representation and making something playful and provocative from them… inspired, invigorating'
The Times
'Bizarrely brilliant… a work ... Read more

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