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The Blacks: A Clown Show theatrical performance (2017-May-6 @ 7:30 p.m.)
2017-May-06 @ 19:30 - 21:30$14
Blackfriars Theatre will host a performance of The Blacks: A Clown Show by Jean Genet.
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
[source: Bread and Water Theatre website, 2017-May-1]