Venue Details

4 Star Starred
13th Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street New York City, NY 10011
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Very casual
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Public transportation - NYC MTA
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None at this performance
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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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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

This play was mighty powerful. It didn't dwell on the myriad of physical atrocities of Jim Crow as most docudramas usually do. Instead, it focused more on the permanent,... continued

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3 reviews
14 stars
attended May 23 2012

Overall the play was great, well acted and casted perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised to experience the subject matter was handled with care given the inflammatory... continued

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36 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 21 2012

The lead actor was stuck in traffic, so the play started about a hour and change late. The producers offered water and chocolate bits to the audience. The write of the... continued

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Website

http://ConversationWithAKleagle.weebly.com

Quotes & Highlights

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. _