REGIONAL PREMIERE DRAMA
by Lolita Chakrabarti
directed by Brian Isaac Phillips
March 6–31, 2018
An endlessly fascinating play showcasing the enduring power of the stage to push boundaries.
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage while playing Othello. To the shock of audiences and critics, Ira Aldridge, a young African-American actor, is called in to take over the role. Outside the theatre, the public is rioting in the streets over the abolition of slavery. Inside, another revolution is about to begin.