The America Play

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Opened Nov 23, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Thick Description, Potrero Hill's professional theater, continues its 20th anniversary year - with a revival of its 1994 hit, The America Play, by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Tony Kelly. Powerful imagery, poignant metaphor and lyric prose drive Parks' exploration of the American dream of greatness, and the impulse - creative, and destructive - to find one's place in the pattern of history. Through the character of the Foundling Father -- a black man, a gravedigger, and a look-alike for Abraham Lincoln -- and the family searching for him, The America Play explores the American dream of greatness, and the impulse - creative, and destructive - to find one's place in the Great Hole of History.

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