Slave Play

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Show Details

Performance Schedule

TUESDAY & THURSDAY @ 7 PM
WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Run Dates

September 10, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Upcoming Scheduled Events

No scheduled performances found.

Running Time

2:0 hrs

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Show Description

It stunned audiences with a sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop. Now, Slave Play is coming to Broadway.

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields… and in the crack of the whip.

Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. Slave Play rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in 21st-century America. Written by Jeremy O. Harris, “one of the most promising playwrights of his generation” (Vogue), this “dazzling mix of satire and psychodrama” (The New York Times) is directed by two-time NAACP and OBIE Award winner Robert O’Hara.

“The single most daring thing I’ve seen in a theater in a long time.” - Wesley Morris, The New York Times

Audience Advisory

Play contains nudity, sexual content, simulated sexual violence, and racially violent language. Recommended for ages 17+.

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September 10, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, loopSystem, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

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Closed Captioning

Captioning is available on your personal device via the GalaPro app or at the theatre with valid ID

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Audio Description: Pre-recorded

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Theatre Details

Address

John Golden Theatre
252 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, R, W, Q, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square.

By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Four ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional.

Seating: Orchestra on ground level. Lower lounge, front and rear mezzanine reached only by stairs.

Elevator\Escalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Parking: Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: South side of 45th St.(east of Shubert Alley) between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps: (2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.

Entrance: Double doors in series: 1st set (each 28.5") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St. to Ticket Lobby with push-button control, incline up to 2nd set (each 28", attended by ushers) to Orchestra.

Box Office: Ticket lobby. Counters 43". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.

Restroom: Womens and Mens: Lower lounge. Down nineteen steps with continuous handrails. Wheelchair accessible restroom off premises. Assistance available.

Water Fountain: Lower lounge, in restrooms.

Telephone: Lower lounge. Coin slot at 54". Cord 29". Volume control. TTY, shelf and electric outlet.

Assisted Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.

Visual Assistance: Low vision seats available for puchase in person, online, or over the phone.

Folding Armrests: Nine row-end seats with folding armrests.

Reviews (3)

NYC Critic's Pick 

"Though it’s mild, paradoxical and perhaps a bit prurient to say so, “Slave Play” is a happy surprise. It’s mild because Jeremy O. Harris’s play ... is one of the best and most provocative new works to show up on Broadway in years. It’s a paradox because what could be happy in a play about pain? A play so serious, so furious and so deeply engaged in the most intractable conflicts of American life that it became both a cause célèbre and a scandal before it opened?"

CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW

Jeremy O. Harris’s lacerating play, a sold-out succès de scandale Off Broadway last season, has now moved north to Broadway, and it feels wonderfully incongruous on the mostly staid Great White Way. Brash, smart and gleefully confrontational, this is the kind of show that starts arguments. It begins on a perverse antebellum plantation, but as it moves forward, in three very different acts that successively reframe what we have seen before them, it keeps you off balance; even afterward, you may feel staggered

CONTINUE READING THE TIMEOUT NY REVIEW

Uncomfortable theater, yes; it’s impossible for a play called Slave Play, in this day and age, to be—well—comfortable. But Harris, already acclaimed as an important new voice in the American drama, is on to something here. Modernish audiences are likely to quickly embrace this important new play. Others might well find it uncomfortable, but attention should and need be paid.

CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK STAGE REVIEW