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About This Show

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: August 6, 2015 Opening Night: August 9, 2015 Final Performance: September 13, 2015

Theatermania Review

| | August 18, 2015
John Douglas Thompson plays one of the great trailblazers of the theater.