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Pandemonium erupts when American actor, Ira Aldridge, arrives at a prestigious English theatre to play Othello. For the eloquent and passionate Aldridge is a black man, something unheard of on London stages in 1833, even in the role of Shakespeares doomed Moor. Red Velvet examines what happens when a courageous few dare to challenge the status quo, how intractable opinions and feelings can be, and how hard it is to bring about change. A play not only about race, it tallies-up the costs of losing battles we dare to fight.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Atwater Playhouse, Los Angeles

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