Yellowman comes to Baxter

03 November 2008

Following its success at three South African arts festivals and a tour of Holland, acclaimed US playwright Dael Orlandersmith's love story, Yellowman, comes to the Baxter Sanlam Studio from November 4 to 29.

The play explores a different shade of racism and offers an examination of the complexities of internalised prejudice. It is about how ghosts of the past impact the future, set against the backdrop of the distinctive South Carolina culture known as Gullah. The title of the play refers to one of several derogatory childhood labels that have been hurled at lighter-skinned African-Americans by those with darker skins.

Yellowman was first performed in South Africa as part of the Baxter's 2006 Performed Play Reading season and went on to receive the 2008 Klein Karoo National Arts Festival Best Production award.

Yellowman previews on 4 and 5 November, opens on 6 November and runs until 29 November, at 20h15 nightly.

Booking is online through the Computicket or call 083 915 8100 or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet. Discounted block, corporate or school bookings, charities or fundraisers can be made through Sharon on 021 680 3962.

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