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Slave Play - Jeremy O. Harris

Slave Play

By Jeremy O. Harris

  • Release Date: 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Theater
Score: 4.5
From 23 Ratings


“The single most daring thing I’ve seen in a theater in a long time.” — Wesley Morris, New York Times

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. Slave Play rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in twenty-first-century America.


  • Exciting, surprising play about race

    By Rludman
    The reverberations of “Slave Play” made it across the country to California where I heard about it. I didn’t know exactly what to expect but I heard the play described as “shocking.” The show closed earlier this year with celebrities flocking to the final performances. I was intrigued and knew I had to check it out. I can’t describe the play without giving much away, so I won’t. I will just describe the show as an intense, funny, though-provoking look at race. If you like reading plays, this is a good one to check out, it’s almost poetic in structure. If you want to be surprised, I would recommend waiting to see a performance. I know I can’t wait to see a live staging of this show someday. ★★★★★ ◊ Trade Paperback ◊ Play ◊ Purchased online. ◾︎