FLORIDA THEATRE ON STAGE: "Area Stage’s AN OCTOROON Is Stunning Controversial Play That Will Divide Audiences"

September 29, 2017

"This is a very tough play to act, requiring the cast play the 'You must pay the rent' dialogue with total commitment. But the troupe unassailably succeeds with Rodaz’s guidance. They have not shied away from the over-the-top stilted declamatory style of the melodrama and they never wink at the audience as if to say how they know how artificial it is. They resist standing outside the play to acknowledge the satire and social commentary that Jacobs-Jenkins pours out over the footlights." --Bill Hirschman

 

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