Graphic Design by Yahzmine Clayton
Dutchman is an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive bourgeois black man is murdered by an insane and calculating white seductress, who is coldly preparing for her next victim as the curtain comes down. The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay and Lula spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again. Baraka's play is one of mythical proportions, a ritual drama that has a sociological purpose: to galvanize his audience into revolutionary action.
Friday, February 14th - Sunday, February 23rd
7:30pm Fridays & Saturdays
ALL PERFORMANCES HELD AT INDY CONVERGENCE
2611 W. Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN, 46222
"Under the direction of Shawn Whitsell, Gibbs and McCray deliver Baraka’s words with cutting precision."
- John Lyle Belden
(Plays With John & Wendy)
"Dutchman, a graceful masterpiece, is an intensely personal and furiously political play."
- The Marriage Matinee
"Directed with admirable focus and momentum by Shawn Whitsell, Jamaal McCray and Dani Gibbs handle well the range of exhibitionism and reserve the characters go through, provoked by each other and (more important) America's unresolved racial divisions."
- Jay Harvey
(Jay Harvey Upstage)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
ALL MEDIA DESIGN BY CALEB BOYER & BRANDI UNDERWOOD