Published by Nick Hern Books
3 Male 5 Female
"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
His plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins
His handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent
And quickly falls in love with Zoe ...
... a beautiful 'octoroon' - a person who is one-eighth Black by descent
But the dastardly M'Closky has other plans
For both Terrebonne and Zoe
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' exhilarating play draws on Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama The Octoroon
"A wildly imaginative new work" ~ Village Voice
"So energetic, funny, and entertainingly demented, you can't look away" ~ New York Post
"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" ~ New Yorker
" ... coruscating comedy of unresolved history this decade's most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today" ~ Ben Brantley, New York Times