White People Heard From at Shakespeare & Co. in Massachusetts

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J.T. Rogers' provocative three-hander White People — asking "What does it mean to be a white American?" — opens Aug. 22 after one preview at Shakespeare & Company's home at the new Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre in Lenox, MA.

Anna Brownsted directs the drama, seen regionally and Off-Broadway. The limited run of 11 performances continues to Sept. 4.

White People, playing rep with other S&Co shows, features Jason Asprey (who this summer also plays Hamlet), Michael Hammond (also playing Iago in Othello) and Dana Harrison.

White People is part of S&Co.'s "Life Laid Bare" this summer, which includes the American premiere of Donald Freed's Devil's Advocate (now closed) and John Patrick Shanley's The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (through Sept. 6).

According to the Equity troupe in western Massachusetts, "In a tour de force of razor-sharp language that wraps its way through the tangles of history, psychology, and morality, White People is a brutally honest and darkly funny play that provides an intimate portrait of the lives of three ordinary Americans: a young professor teaching in a New York City college, a fading homecoming queen living an increasingly suffocating life in North Carolina, and a high powered attorney from Brooklyn running a firm in St. Louis. Through intimate and heart-wrenching confessions, these three very human beings wrestle with their own guilt, prejudice, and the consequences they and their children must bear for their actions."

For information, call (413) 637-3353 or visit www.shakespeare.org.

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