A blazing and astute drama set in an Africa facing the crisis of transition from colonialism to independence and cultural identity, Les Blancs is the boldest and most ambitious play by the author of A Raisin in the Sun. Unproduced at the time of its author's death at the age of thirty-four, brutally cut for its posthumous Broadway premiere in 1970, Les Blancs has now finally become vailable for production in its intended form. It is a sweeping, eloquent, and balanced epic which compellingly portrays the personal dilemmas of both blacks and whites caught up by traumatic history.


  • Barnett WilliamsDrummer
  • Evelyn ThomasThe Woman
  • Tony ToddTshembe Matoseh
  • Basil WallaceAbioseh Matoseh
  • Jeffrey WrightEric Matoseh
  • Patricia HodgesDr. Marta Gotterling
  • Lou FergusonPeter
  • Phillip ClarkCharlie Morris
  • Mark HammerDr. Willy DeKoven
  • Steven Major WestNgago
  • Barry BoysGeorge Rice
  • Lilia SkalaMme. Nielsen
  • Orisanmi BurtonAfrican Child (select performances)
  • Ian Ellis JohnsonAfrican Child (select performances)
  • Naheem AllahEnsemble
  • Nefertiti BurtonEnsemble
  • Craig Alan EdwardsEnsemble
  • Bob KnappEnsemble
  • Don MaysEnsemble
  • Anthony WalkerEnsemble
  • Harold ScottDirector
  • Karl EigstiScenic Design
  • Marjorie SlaimanCostume Design
  • Allen Lee HughesLighting Design
  • Robert NemiroffAdaptor
  • Barnett WilliamsMusical Direction
  • Nafisa SharriffChoreography

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