(PHOTO: Joan Marcus)
By Karen Stahl
Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play, an explosive play taking a close examination at race and sex through the lens of power and humor, will begin previews at the Golden Theatre on Sept. 10, with an opening night set for Oct. 6.
The limited engagement will run for 17 weeks in the theatre most recently inhabited by Hillary and Clinton.
Playwright Harris is the sixth black writer to have a new play on Broadway in the past 10 years.
“To see that this play, Slave Play, that interrogates the traumas Americans have inherited from the legacy of chattel slavery and colonization has a place in the canon of work that has made its way to Broadway is both exhilarating and humbling,” Harris said in a statement Thursday.
Slave Play tells the story of six people living in the Old South at the MacGregor Plantation, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House.
Casting for the production is forthcoming.