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Cast announced for Dael Orlandersmith's Yellowman at Orange Tree Theatre

Aaron Anthony and Nadine Higgin
Aaron Anthony by Ruth Crafer and Nadine Higgin by YellowBellyPhoto

Casting has been announced for Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman at Orange Tree Theatre.

Directed by Diane Page, the production opens on 8 September 2022, previewing from 5 September, and runs until 8 October 2022.

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The production will also be available to stream online via OT On Screen between 11 – 14 October.

Making up the cast will be Aaron Anthony as Eugene and Nadine Higgin as Alma.

Alma and Eugene have grown up together. Alma, an African American woman, dreams of a life beyond the confines of their small town. But when her friendship with the light-skinned Eugene develops into something more serious, his fate becomes tragically intertwined with hers and they can’t escape the legacy of racism and the tensions within their own community.

Twenty years after it premièred and received a Pulitzer Prize nomination, Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman, set in the 1960s Deep South, is a moving and deeply pertinent play for now.

Making up the creative team are designer Niall McKeever, lighting designer Rajiv Pattani, sound designer Esther Kehinde Ajayi and casting director Sophie Parrott CDG.

For more information and tickets, visit orangetreetheatre.co.uk


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