Written by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed By James Ricks

January 17th - February 9th, 2019
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse;
Dominion Energy Center

Edmund Kean, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge—a first for the role in London’s West End. As a bill in Parliament promoting the abolition of slavery sends shock waves through the streets, how will London react to his performance? This multi-award winning play transports audiences to the mid 1800’s and the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in Covent Garden.

Individual Tickets will go on sale
Monday, December 17th


Preview - Discounted Tickets!
Thursday, January 17th - 8pm

Opening Weekend
Friday, January 18th - 8pm
Saturday, January 19th - 8pm
Sunday, January 20th - 2pm (talkback following)

Second Weekend
Friday, January 25th - 8pm
Saturday, January 26th - 8pm
Sunday, January 27th - 2pm (talkback following)

Third Weekend
Thursday, January 31st - 8pm
Friday, February 1st - 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd - 8pm
Sunday, February 3rd - 2pm (talkback following)

Closing Weekend
Thursday, February 7th - 8pm
Friday, February 8th - 8pm
Saturday, February 9th - 8pm