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Critically acclaimed play, "An Octoroon", opens in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin


The Abbey Theatre presents a new production “An Ocotoroon”. Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike, the play stars a host of Irish performers.

Hi everyone, I'm a black playwright. Now I don't know what that means but I'd like to tell you a story.’

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins radical 2014 reboot of Irish playwright, Dion Boucicault's notorious 1859 play The Octoroon became “this decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today.” (The New York Times).

Both old and new, both disturbing and hilarious, the original storyline of this flawed Irish classic is remixed into a bigger, wilder, more subversive version.


After critically acclaimed productions in New York and London, the Abbey Theatre presents the premiere of An Octoroon in Boucicault's hometown of Dublin. What might this blistering social commentary mean for Ireland in 2022?


There were previews for An Octoroon on the 21st - 23rd of April with the show opening on the 25th. The play will run until the 14th May in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. You can find out more about An Octoroon here. Tickets are available on the Abbey Theatre website.

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