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13th Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street New York City, NY 10011
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Public transportation - NYC MTA
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Casual
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There is a staircase before the entrance of the theater.
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I liked the fact that u could dress very casual and still look approprete
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Check out a promotional video for the show on YouTube. (Please note that the show has been extended, so ignore the closing date posted on the video.)

Description

Conversation with a Kleagle  … Interview With a KKK Recruiter

by Rudy Gray

directed by Robert Hunkele

This is the 3rd production of this extraordinary play produced at 13th St Rep.

In the late 1920s, a time when the lynching of black men is an accepted and widespread form of racial oppression, a black Chicago journalist travels to the deep South to interview a Kleagle, a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. The reporter, passing for white, aims to change American public opinion, which has tolerated—often supported—Klan terror. But first he must succeed in his deception—and survive. However, his true racial identity is discovered by the Klan. This play is about this moment. It is based on the experiences of Walter White, who went on to lead the NAACP as Executive Secretary from 1931 until his death in 1955.

_The show runs 90 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. _