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American Moor

American Moor

Taking back Shakespeare’s great, black leading man.

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APR 10 - 21, 2019
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Critical Praise

"A deep-from-the-heart spellbinder [that] is a blisteringly eloquent and penetrating meditation on the ever-urgent matter of race in America."
- The Boston Globe
“In some ways “American Moor” is like a revenge drama in which Cobb guns his vehicle and, deploying some doubtlessly satisfying sarcasm, runs right back over them.”
- WBUR
“It is a deeply personal and one-sided play that nevertheless applies more broadly to historical predecessors and/or contemporary events.”
- Theatre Journal
“It forces you to think about Shakespeare and how it is performed in America, about the “real” Othello and how comfortable most theater people are with stereotypes and perceived truths about African Americans.”
- DC Theatre Scene
“In Shakespeare’s world he could say and do things that he would never be able to in real life. The heartbreak he expresses when he finds himself stereotyped within that world is crushing.”
- Bay State Banner
"Urgent and necessary"
- Victorian Visual Culture