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An Octoroon

Performing at Area Stage Company (Sep 15 - Oct 8)

Runtime: 2 Hours 20 Minutes


Synopsis

The Area Stage Company announces its first production of 2017-18 season, the Florida premiere of An Octoroon by Obie Award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins who takes the plot of Dion Boucicault’s 1859 antebellum melodrama, The Octoroon, and smashes it with a 21st-century sensibility. Presented through the eyes of the onstage playwright BJJ, this pre-Civil War tale set in the Deep South tells of a slave owner’s affections for a woman whose blood is one-eighth Black. Directed by John Rodaz (Carbonell Award winner) and designed by Giancarlo Rodaz (Carbonell Award nominee) this production will feature choreography and original music to create a theatrical event that is equally hilarious and moving, subversive and provocative.

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Winner of the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play.

 

"AN OCTOROON invites us to laugh loudly and easily at how naïve the old stereotypes now seem, until nothing seems funny at all…—spectacularly and hauntingly—with all of us in the dark.            This decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today.”

                                                                                                                                  —The New York Times.

Upcoming Performances

Note: Discount tickets may not be available for all dates.

  • Sep 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Sep 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Sep 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Sep 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Sep 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Oct 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Oct 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Oct 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Oct 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Theater Information

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Area Stage Company

“Area is and was one of the first really adventurous avant-garde theater companies. It offered a tailored-made theater concept and attitude that helped galvanized a real interest in theater.” The Miami Herald

Area Stage is doing something special here. These kids that I met and performed for me are a testament to that. If you want to check out a different, daring play starring young dedicated actors who are eons away from your typical local high school drama productions, and possibly even veteran stage troupes, you should check (it) out ..." New Times

Mission

To create world-class theatrical productions that help tear down barriers and bridge cultural gaps; to emphasize our similarities and to encourage an appreciation of our differences. ASC will be a microcosm of Miami’s new cultural diversity, presenting productions in English and  Spanish, in addition to a line up of dance, music, poetry, and art.

“ standards of acting, direction and design that have eclipsed those at many larger theatres.”
The Miami Herald

History

Founded in 1989, on Lincoln Road in South Beach, the Area Stage Company has been a pioneering and vibrant award-winning theater company, presenting over seventy productions that include; original works: Passage by Loretta Greco, Sleepwalkers by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Arrivals and Departures and Lenin’s Omelet by Rogelio Martinez; South Eastern premieres: Rum & Coke, written and performed by Carmen Pelaez, the English language production of La Chunga by Mario Vargas Llosa and Agua Ardiente written and performed by John Michael Garces; Co-productions: El Arte de Quejarse (Kvetch) by Steven Berkoff with Venevision International at the Riviera and also with Teatro Centro de Arte, Ecuador, S. A..

“ the attention to detail, the striving for perfection .” The Miami Herald

John Rodaz, Artistic Director johnrodaz@areastagecompany.com
Maria Banda-Rodaz, Executive Director mariarodaz@areastagecompany.com
Area Stage Company is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization


Website
http://www.areastagecompany.com
Contact Phone
305-666-2078
Box Office Phone
305-666-2078
Box Office Email
frontdesk@areastagecompany.com