2020 Shannon Place SE Washington
Written and performed by Keith Hamilton Cobb -- an actor most recognizable for his considerable TV work, including The Young and the Restless, Andromeda and All My Children -- this one-man show uses Shakespeare's character of Othello to examine the experience and perspective of black men in America. A classic character whose every fiber is ripe for interpretation, Othello represents both a strong, courageous warrior and a jealous, manipulated and passionate man -- metaphors Cobb cleverly explores to articulate the modern black man's life. At its core, American Moor is focused on racial issues, but this Anacostia Playhouse production is also about American theatre, the power and importance of art, and the nature of pure love. Often funny, but just as often tragic, Cobb's powerful solo show aims to inspire thoughtful conversation on the harmful effects that privileged perspective has on us all.
Thru - Aug 16, 2015