An Octoroon

Air-Edel’s Theo Vidgen composed the original score for the OBIE Award-winning play ‘An Octoroon’ by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

“Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful ‘octoroon’*. But, the dastardly M’Closky has other plans — for both Terrebonne and Zoe.”

“The play uses the plot of the Irish playwright Dion Boucicault’s 1859 melodrama The Octoroon…as the starting point for a bigger, wilder, more hilarious play about the tremendous, often tragic difficulties of identity, and life, for us all.” The New Yorker

Following it’s successful first run at the Orange Tree Theatre, the show ran again in July 2018 at the National Theatre.

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