Venue Details

15 Star Starred
13th Street Repertory Company
50 West 13th Street New York City, NY 10011
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Goldstar Member

This play is as close as you could get to being in the middle of such a group without participating!

reviewed May 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Cee Jordan

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, emotional scars of African-American families left by this racist system...continued

reviewed Jun 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from K. Voorhees

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 nature. I was equally thrilled to know the playwright was in the audience. It...continued

reviewed May 23 2012 report as inappropriate
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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. _

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