- Discover this dramatic play that deals with race, sex, power relations, trauma, and interracial relationships.
Slave Play Broadway is a special onstage creation that deals with the black identity and its importance in American history. Conceived by Jeremy O. Harris, the play looks to shock audience members with the rampant racial discrimination prevalent in America’s past. Slave Play’s run starts on December 17, 2019, at the John Golden Theatre.
The story takes place in a southern state of the country before the abolishment of the slavery system. Kaneisha is a slave who is bound to serve and fulfil the wishes of her white master Jim. Although Kaneisha keeps reminding Jim of his supremacy over her, he is unwilling to act as a master normally does. However, he still wields the whip.
Slowly, sexual tension develops between Kaneisha and Jim, while a similar relationship starts between two other similar characters. However, the audience members are continuously reminded that these relationships are not the normal romantic love that is often seen between two people. Here, the white men are always in charge, holding the whip.
At the end of Act 1, audience members come to the shock realisation that the play is not set in a southern state of America. Instead, it is taking place in the modern-day, where several couples are attending a revolutionary therapy session to reignite physical intimacy amongst interracial partners. This is just one of the ways in which the play brilliantly connects post and pre-slavery American culture.
The brilliant team behind the play’s success
The carefully placed twists and surprise revelations will keep you guessing throughout the story. Robert O’ Hara masterfully navigates the story to maintain the shocking nature of the play until the very end. The actors must be commended as well, since they perfectly portray the nuances with each of the characters, further attracting audiences toward the events.
Lindsay Jones’s music coupled with terrific set design by Clint Ramos ensures that Slave Play Broadway impresses both critics and fans alike.
Book your seats now!
The play is divided into three acts and has a run time of 2 hours without any intervals in between. The 7 pm evening show slot is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, while on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays you must visit the venue by 8 pm. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can also opt for the 2 pm show. On Sunday, the sole show of the play starts at 3 pm.
The John Golden Theatre has a seating capacity of 804. Those who want to avoid missing the Slave Play Broadway experience should book their tickets early. Go online to reserve your seats for the show. Its run at the venue ends on May 1, 2020, so make sure to book before then.
When booking a ticket online, make sure to save the associated voucher on your phone. Alternatively, you can print out a copy of the same as well. Show this at the venue gate along with valid photo ID to ensure hassle-free entry into the show.
Ato Blankson-Wood as Gary
James Cusati-Moyer as Dustin
Sullivan Jones as Phillip
Chalia La Tour as TEÁ
Jeremy O. Harris
Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 PM
Wednesday and Saturday: 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 PM
Sunday: 3:00 PM
Getting your tickets
You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please exchange your e-tickets for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the venue.
The theatre has a seating capacity of 804. It is wheelchair accessible, and has an in-house bar, cloakroom, and an Assistive Hearing System.
Tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.