Scenes from the BTC production of 'Funnyhouse of a Negro'

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WALTHAM, Mass. — The Brandeis Theater Company continues its 2009-10 season with Adrienne Kennedy’s ground-breaking Obie Award-winning play, "Funnyhouse of a Negro."

Kennedy’s provocative and fantastical drama fearlessly explores the psychological dimensions of race and identity in America. The story focuses on Sarah, a young African-American woman who is obsessed with whiteness to the point that she takes on the personas of Queen Victoria, the Duchess of Hapsburg and Jesus. Sarah's obsession with whiteness and the rejection of her own color and race leads to an irreversible act of self-destruction. Eliot Norton Award-winner David R. Gammons directs.

"Funnyhouse of a Negro" runs through Sunday, Feb. 14.

Read the press release for the full season.

Location and Tickets
Brandeis Theater Company productions are performed in the intimate theaters of the Spingold Theater Center, located on the Brandeis University campus at 415 South St. in Waltham, Mass. Tickets may be purchased online and by calling 781-736-3400, option #5. For directions and more information, visit the BTC Web site.

About the Brandeis Theater Company

Created in 2005, the Brandeis Theater Company is a model for training theater artists that is unique in the Boston area. The company is an ensemble of students, guest artists, faculty and staff of the Theater Arts Department committed to producing progressive, dynamic programming.

Photos by Mike Lovett.

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