London’s Theatre Royal, 1833. Theatre history is made when Ira Aldridge becomes the first Black actor to take the stage as Shakespeare’s Othello. As a bill promoting the abolition of slavery sends shockwaves through Parliament, how will London react to Aldridge’s groundbreaking performance? Director Jade King Carroll makes her STC debut with Lolita Chakrabarti’s “gripping, intelligent, and passionate” (The Financial Times) Red Velvet, celebrating a pioneering actor who triumphed in his art despite a tempest of social injustice.

Red Velvet

Jun 16, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022

Michael R. Klein TheatreBy Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Jade King Carroll
Production Sponsors:
Jean and David Grier
M Powered Strategies, Inc

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This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

2021/22 Season Sponsors:
Michael R. Klein and Joan Fabry
Harman Family Foundation

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