A Human Being of a Sort

Date: June 26, 2019 - July 7, 2019

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Phone: 413-458-3253
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Williamstown Theatre Festival
’62 Center for the Theatre & Dance @ 1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

A Human Being, of a Sort

June 26 - July 7 | Nikos Stage

WORLD PREMIERE
By Jonathan Payne
Directed by Whitney White

It’s 1906, and at the Bronx Zoological Park, an African-American convict named “Smokey” is guarding the zoo’s most sensational exhibit: Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy. As the public’s fascination intensifies and protestors call for Ota’s release, Smokey must grapple with the fact that his own freedom depends on another black man’s captivity. Based on a true story, Jonathan Payne’s world premiere play, directed by Whitney White, exposes the complexity of power and compliance in a world where all lives do not seem to matter equally.

 

 

 

 

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