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American Moor

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston MA

Apr 10 - 21
American Moor

Taking back Shakespeare’s great, black leading man

As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years of prejudice, racism, and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the character. American Moor challenges the capacity of theatre to fulfill the human longing to be fully visible and embraced; it’s a powerful show that poses the question “who gets to perform Shakespeare?” while exploring the inequities of life as a black actor and

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Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage

559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

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Dates and Times

Wednesday, Apr 10

7:30 pm at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage

Thursday, Apr 11

7:30 pm at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage

Friday, Apr 12

8:00 pm at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage

Saturday, Apr 13

2:00 pm at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage

Saturday, Apr 13

8:00 pm at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage

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