An Octoroon

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An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Freely
Adapted from Dion Boucicault’s The Octoroon
February 15-24, 2019, New Hazlett Theater, Northside
Pittsburgh Premiere
Directed by Andrew Paul



Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebone is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful ‘octoroon’. But the dastardly M’Closky has other plans – for both Terrebone and Zoe.


This wildly imaginative work, Winner of the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play, simultaneously gives us Dion Boucicault’s great 19th Century melodrama and its contemporary reverberations. An Octoroon invites us to laugh loudly at how naïve the old stereotypes now seem until nothing seems funny at all. It may be this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today.


 “So energetic, funny, and entertainingly demented, you can’t look away.”
- New York Post

$20 tickets for persons age 25 and under available at the door one hour before the show. Must show ID with proof of age at the time of purchase.

A family pack is also available for 2 adults and 2 youth under age 18 for $99. When you go in to purchase your tickets, just choose, "Family pack".

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New Hazlett Theater 6 Allegheny Square E.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212