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An imagined version of true events, Red Velvet is the story of Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello on the English stage in 1833. Fresh from his critically acclaimed performances in Tamburlaine (TFANA) and The Iceman Cometh (BAM), Drama Desk- and Obie-winning actor John Douglas Thompson stars as Ira Aldridge in this powerful play where lines are blurred between race, friendship, betrayal and art.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 15min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:First Preview:
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  • Ticket Office:4136373353