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Up on the Marquee: SLAVE PLAY Arrives on Broadway

Producers Greg Nobile and Jana Shea of Seaview Productions, Troy Carter, Level Forward, and Nine Stories, founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, have now officially announced that Slave Play, by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, will be coming to Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) this fall. The strictly limited 17-week engagement will begin preview performances Tuesday, September 10, ahead of an official opening night of Sunday, October 6.

When it premiered last fall, Slave Play immediately became the most talked about play of the year, garnered intense critical acclaim, stunned audiences with its unflinching examination of race and sex, and hailed Harris as "one of the most promising playwrights of his generation" (Chloe Schama, Vogue).

With the Broadway premiere of this "explosive, raw, and very funny piece of theater about race, sex, and power" (Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast), Harris becomes the sixth black writer to have a new play on Broadway in the last decade.

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation - in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It's an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master's House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip's fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary's big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Up on the Marquee: SLAVE PLAY Arrives on Broadway
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Up on the Marquee: SLAVE PLAY Arrives on Broadway
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Up on the Marquee: SLAVE PLAY Arrives on Broadway
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Up on the Marquee: SLAVE PLAY Arrives on Broadway
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