Appropriate/An Octoroon: Plays

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Pub Date: 05/21/2019

Pages: 260

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Imprint: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN 13: 9781559364904

ISBN 10: 1559364904

Price: / $22.99 CAN$16.95

Category: DRAMA / American / African American

Appropriate/An Octoroon: Plays

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Price: $16.95

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About the Book

“The deftly crafted blend of shocking exaggeration and believability, politeness and fury…makes Appropriate land with the kind of thump you rarely encounter in the theater.” —Chicago Tribune

“So energetic, funny, and entertainingly demented, you can’t look away.” —New York on An Octoroon

A double-volume containing two astonishing breakout plays from one of the theatre's most exciting and provocative young writers.

In Appropriate, strained familial dynamics collide with a tense undercurrent of socio-political realities when the Lafayettes gather at a former plantation home to sift through the belongings of their deceased patriarch. An Octoroon is an audacious investigation of theatre and identity, wherein an old play gives way to a startlingly original piece.

Also includes the short play I Promise Never Again to Write Plays About Asians...

About the Book

Two astonishing breakout plays from one of the theatre's most exciting and provocative young writers.

Author

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ plays include An Octoroon, Neighbors, Appropriate, and War. Gloria was named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a playwright-in-residence at Signature Theatre. He received the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play for both An Octoroon and Appropriate, the 2015 Steinberg Playwrights Award, and the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2016.