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"A BARNBURNER of a play! Destined to be performed everywhere. One of the best plays I've seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how."The Washington Post

In this riveting play, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss the student's paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes an intellectual powder keg of race, history, and privilege, where neither woman will ever be the same. An explosive new play from Boston native and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess that everyone will be talking about.

Produced in association with Manhattan Theatre Club and McCarter Theatre Center

In this riveting play, a black student and a white professor – both brilliant, both liberal – meet to discuss the student's paper about slavery's role in the American Revolution. A polite conversation becomes an intellectual powder keg of race, history, and privilege, where neither woman will ever be the same. An explosive new play from Boston native and Huntington Playwriting Fellow Eleanor Burgess that everyone will be talking about.

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Eleanor Burgess“I'm thrilled to be working at the Huntington – the place where I saw my first plays as a teenager, and the place that gave me my start as a professional playwright through the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program. And I'm extra thrilled to bring this particular play to Boston. A story about academic power and liberal dogmas, about frighteningly smart people and the stories we tell ourselves about history – it's made for this city.” — Eleanor Burgess

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"A barnburner of a play! Destined to be performed everywhere. One of the best plays I've seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how."The Washington Post
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  • Eleanor Burgess Playwright Eleanor Burgess Playwright
  • Kimberly Senior Director Kimberly Senior Director

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