UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME Comes to Malthouse Theatre
Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of history teachers have an R-rated lesson in store. The subject is race, with a little sex, slavery and power on the side.
Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard's darkly comedic take on how the First World has become jaundiced by its racially-charged back story is a shift-in-your-seat lesson waiting to be discovered. With repartee, acuity and nudity, creators and performers, Kidwell and Sheppard, interrogate the confusion of arguments and archetypes that have arisen from the shadows of Western society in this kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy.
The New York Times heralds it as one of the best, most influential American plays of the last 25 years. What you get from it will depend on how you play the game.
Underground Railroad Game is on at Malthouse Theatre from 2019.