Charles Smith's Les Trois Dumas opens April 21 at Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis. The production is directed by Tazewell Thompson, who has worked at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and New York's Manhattan Theatre Club. In the play, which was commissioned by IRT, Alexandre Dumas pere, the author of The Three Musketeers, struggles to connect with his moralistic son Alexandre Dumas fils, while grappling with the legacy of his grandfather, the only black general in Napoleon's army.
Smith is best known for Black Star Line, which was produced by the Goodman and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Les Trois Dumas runs through May 16.
-- By Robert Simonson