Theatre 773 presents Yellowman
, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Dael Orlandersmith exploring race and racism within the black community. Set in the islands off the coast of South Carolina, the play charts the relationship between Alma, a large dark skinned woman and the fair skinned Eugene, a friendship that eventually blossoms into romance. After high school graduation, however, Alma's decision to go to school in New York separates the two lovers. When they eventually reunite, the social issues that plagued them in South Carolina drives a wedge between them. Orlandersmith's two-character play focuses on internalized prejudice, and on how easily we become what we most dislike about our parents, as well as the pain that arises when our bodies do not match our desires. The playwright, who has written and acted in several solo works, created Yellowman
over two summers at the Sundance Theatre Program in Park City, Utah.
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