An Octaroon

by Branden Jacob-Jenkins
Directed by Chuck Smith

July  21 - August 20, 2017

Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens
2433 N. Lincoln Ave

About the show

A modern riff on Dion Boucicault’s 1859 classic melodrama, The Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie Award-winning historical satire follows a plantation in financial ruin, the tumultuous love story of its heir apparent, the evil overseer plotting to take it all for himself and the slaves trying to keep it all together. Hilarious, pointed and provocative, An Octoroon offers up a subversive take on race in America–both then and now.


The Cast 

Sydney Charles
Ariel Richardson
Danielle Davis
Kelson McAuliffe*
Chris Sheard* 
Maya Prentiss
Tiffany Oglesby
Tyrone Phillips*
Carley Cornelius*
Breon Arzell
* Denotes Definition Theatre ensemble member

The Production team

Director - Chuck Smith
Scenic Designer - Andrew Boyce
Costume Designer - Kristy Hall
Lighting Designer - Jared Gooding
Sound Designer - Aaron Stephenson
Properties Designer - Jenna Meyers
Assistant Lighting Designer - Slick Jorgensen
Producer - Clyde C. Compton
Dramaturg - Jared Bellot