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Red Velvet

London, 1833. There are riots on the streets protesting the Slavery Abolition Act. Inside the Theatre Royal, tragic actor Ira Aldridge is making history. Fresh from dazzling success in the capitals of Europe, he is about to become the first African-American actor to play Othello in London, where the play was created. The conflict inside the theater mirrors that on stage and outside: what price will artists pay for their audacity?


Lolita Chakrabarti


Peter DeLaurier

Estimated Run Time

2 hours 20 minutes


Barrymore Recommended
Closing Soon
Sep 7 - Oct 15, 2017
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