Premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1999 where it was acclaimed, the story of Oroonoko is a true act of cultural reclamation. Biyi Bandele, a prolific Nigerian writer residing in England, was commissioned by the RSC to adapt Aphra Behn's 1688 novella Oroonoko.
With vibrant words, drumming, and dance based on Yoruba culture, Mr. Bandele tells a tragic love story, a journey from kingship to slavery, rebellion, and death.
Kate Whoriskey directs this U.S. premiere, with original music by Juwon Ogungbe.
For ages 25 and under, $10.00 tickets are available at the box office with valid ID. They may be purchased for all performances, including day-of or future performances, in-person only, and at the theater itself.