As the 50th Anniversary passes of this seldom-produced play of the Black Arts Movement, KCMeltingPot Theatre brings to the stage Dutchman, by Amiri Baraka.On a subway car in New York city during the late1960s Clay, a middle-class black man en route to somewhere, is forced to engage the stereotypes of black masculinity in the dominant American imagination head on when he encounters Lula, an eccentric white woman who pokes and prods at his black manhood. Written at the height of the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements in the United States, Amiri Baraka’s Obie-Award Winning play Dutchman captures the nation’s deepest fears from the past about race and racism in a rich, poetic dialogue, so rich that it flattens time to predict those fears in the present. In his last play as LeRoi Jones, Baraka reflects the zeitgeist of black rage and repression embedded in the fears and stereotypes of whites in the late 20th century. This timeless story boldly foretells the future of racial tensions in America in the 21st century as it turns the notion of post-raciality on its head. KC MeltingPot’s production of Dutchman is directed by its Associate Artistic Director, Nicole Hodges Persley and features Laura Jacobs and Frank Oakley as Lula and Clay. Dutchman opens February 17th, 2017.
This show is best suited for ages 15 and above. Parental discretion advised for younger ages. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.
Press pictures available upon request.
All productions will be held at:
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City Mo. 64108
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 pm – Opening
Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm – Cast and Patron Party
Saturday, March 4 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 pm – Closing
General admission – $25.00
Seniors (60+)/Students – $20.00
Community Nights – $15.00 (Thursdays only)
Group discounts and Press comps available
To purchase tickets online visit http://www.kcmeltingpot.com/
To reserve or purchase tickets by phone call 816-226-8087.