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About The Show

In 1859, the handsome George arrives as heir apparent to Terrabonne, his late uncle’s slave plantation. There he quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful “octoroon” – someone who is one-eighth Black – but the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans for both Terrebonne and Zoe. Nothing is sacred in this genre-bending work: race, identity and time are bent by the whims of audacious storytelling. Racial stereotypes both past and present are shattered in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ bold, imaginative re-envisioning of a 19th century antebellum drama as an urgent message for today.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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ArtsWest Playhouse

4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

ArtsWest produces artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination and use live theater as a powerful agent of change.

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