An Octoroon, Just as Popular in Brooklyn, Extends Again

News   An Octoroon, Just as Popular in Brooklyn, Extends Again Theatre for a New Audience has announced that due to popular demand, performances of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' widely acclaimed play An Octoroon will be extended. Originally scheduled to close March 8, performances will now run through March 29.

Directed by Sarah Benson, the production has played to sold-out houses at TFNA in Brooklyn since it began previews Feb. 14. The show officially opened Feb. 26. The play was originally produced by Soho Rep in 2014, where it had two extensions and a sold-out engagement. The cast includes Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), Maechi Aharanwa (Facing Our Truth - Night Vision), Pascale Armand (The Trip to Bountiful), Danielle Davenport (All's Well That Ends Well), Ian Lassiter (War Horse), Austin Smith (Julliard School), Haynes Thigpen (Dead Accounts) and Mary Wiseman (An Octoroon).

Jacobs-Jenkins' award-winning play, about love, race and slavery in the American South, is based on Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama about a love affair between the white heir to a Louisiana plantation and a woman who is one-eighth black (an octoroon).

Tickets may be purchased online at www.tfana.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Theatre for a New Audience is located at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.

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