Prescient Harbingers

3 Full-Length Plays by African American Provocateurs Performed in Rotating Rep
November 17 – December 2, 2018

PRESCIENT HARBINGERS is three plays glued together by an African American male prism, through contrast, and via Second Amendment violations.

GLORIA
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lavina Jadhwani

HOODED or Being Black for Dummies
by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, directed by Thomas W. Jones II

HYPE MAN, a break beat play
by Idris Goodwin, directed by Shawn LaCount

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In GLORIA, a Pulitzer finalist, sincerity meets cynicism meets hilarity as millennials mock the Xers and boomers in a field – print media – that itself is soon to be obsolete.

An adrenaline rush of a show, GLORIA is a shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play set among the hyperambitious cubicle dwellers of a once-great magazine. Like journalism, it asks “What is crisis but an opportunity?” and “Who has the right to tell whose story and for how much money?”

30-something Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award. His plays were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016 and 2018 and others won Obie Awards for Best New American Play in 2014. Gloria represents the third play by Branden that Mixed Blood has produced, preceded by Neighbors and An Octoroon.

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