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American Moor Emerson Paramount CenterRobert J. Orchard Stage
Emerson/Paramount Center
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA
April 21, 2019
Start Time: 7:30 PM

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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 life as a black man. Keith Hamilton Cobb’s stunning, tour-de-force
solo performance returns to Boston after its award-winning 2017 run.

American Moor