In this brand new drama, a black student and a white professor meet to discuss a paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes a powder keg of race, history and power, and neither woman will ever be the same.
At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone. Written with powerful truth and humor by Eleanor Burgess
, this work premiered at The Manhattan Theatre Club in partnership with the Huntington Theatre Company and McCarter Theatre Center.
This production will star NHTP's Founding Executive Artistic Director Genevieve Aichele in the role of Janine, and will be directed by NHTP's Associate Artistic Director Catherine Stewart. "This production turns our expectations and ethics on their head," explains Stewart. "As part of our provocative 2019-2020 Season we will be challenging our artists and our audiences to think deeply about the many aspects of life we take for granted. This play asks us to look at the education we receive, and the perspective from which we see the world - when a play is this eye-opening we had to make sure it came to our stage."
is produced in partnership with the University of New Hampshire's Office of Community, Equity and Diversity.