BWW Review: Amiri Baraka's DUTCHMAN Comes to the Castillo Theatre
DUTCHMAN is back, starring Ryan Jillian Kilpatrick and Michael Alcide, with scenic design by Chris Cumberbatch, costume design by Carolyn Adams and Ryan Jillian Kilpatrick, lighting design by Antoinette Tynes and sound & projection design by Bill Toles. Both actors appeared in the acclaimed Atlanta Black Theater Festival production, and headline this new production for a new era.
Set on a New York City subway train, Lula, a beautiful young mystery woman, offers Clay, a young middle-class black man, an apple and strikes up a goading conversation, making accusations and unraveling his deep frustration. Events transpire, and Kilpatrick and Alcide ignite in a fever of experimental theatre, and a story that rides as fast as the speeding train they are on, with a fantastic set design, and daring use of projections.
Thought provoking, fascinating, and daring, DUTCHMAN is directed by Woodie King Jr., began performances February 5th, with opening night set for February 20th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through March 8th only.