Classical 91.5
  • SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 14
  • Bread & Water Theatre, Rochester
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 28, 2018 and October 14, 2018
  • Category: Play / Theatre

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 28, 2018 and October 14, 2018
  • Fridays, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sundays, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • $14 General, $8 Students/Seniors 55+
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Venue

Event Description

**No performance Sunday, Sept. 30**

A troupe of black actors reenact the rape and murder of a white woman before a kangaroo court and thus begins The Blacks: A Clown Show a play that examines racism and oppression through the ritualistic reenactment of a murder where all the participants are played by black actors -- even the white characters. Written by Jean Genet at the request of a black actor, The Blacks "flows as freely as an improvisation, with fantasy, allegory and intimations of reality mingled into a weird, stirring unity...Genet's investigation of the color black begins where most plays of this burning theme leave off." --Howard Taubman, New York Times.

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30pm; October 7 and 14 at 2pm.

TICKETS: $14 (General Admission) and $8 (Student/55+ Admission)

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