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As an African-American actor auditions for Othello, he is met with 400 years of prejudice, racism, and privilege while negotiating with a young, white director who presumes to understand, and ultimately dictate, how to portray the character. American Moor challenges the capacity of theater to fulfill the human longing to be fully visible and embraced; it's a powerful show that poses the question "who gets to perform Shakespeare?" while exploring the inequities of life as a black actor and life as a black man. Keith Hamilton Cobb's stunning, tour-de-force solo performance returns to Boston after its award-winning 2017 run.

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