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Orange Tree Theatre : An Octoroon

"The play uses the plot of the Irish playwright Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama The Octoroon...as the starting point for a bigger, wilder, more hilarious play about the tremendous, often tragic difficulties of identity, and life, for us all." 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.

The UK premiere of the OBIE Award-winning play by Pulitzer Prize nominee . returns to the Orange Tree to direct following , which transferred to the National Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre."A wildly imaginative new work" "coruscating comedy of unresolved history... this decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today" *an octoroon is a person of one-eighth black ancestry to access Members' discounts. Don't forget about our on the 6 June!

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Orange Tree Theatre

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Orange Tree Theatre

May-Jun
18-24