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About Day of Absence

It's another day in another southern country-fried town...but something's missing. All the Black residents have mysteriously disappeared! With unexpected holes left in the town's daily operations, a whirlwind of panic rushes through the town, moving the remaining residents to recognize how much their Black neighbors contribute to the town's vitality. A reverse minstrel show, Ward's 1965 script provides a comedic and pointed commentary on systemic racism that still bears relevance today.

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1hr 30min (No Intermission)

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Anacostia Playhouse

2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020

10/5 - 11/3

This show closes on Sunday, November 3.

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