New York City
With more African-American men dying every day in Oakland and the Bay Area’s Arab populations living in fear of a knock on the door, there’s never been a better time for Bond’s sharp outsider take on this country’s legacy of scapegoating and racism. Composed of two short plays (Grandma Faust and The Swing) and based on true stories from the dark history of lynching, A-A-America! offers up an alarming and disturbingly hilarious cast of characters from Southern belle cannibals fighting over the ingredients to “nigger foot pie” to the wheelchair-bound devil Grandma who demands the soul of a Black man. A play that’s so shocking because it’s true, and so funny because it hurts us so much still, this show will get the audience talking about race in new ways, and facing up to the deep divides that still plague our society.