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The Submission, by Jeff Talbott
Aug 17 - 26 , 2017 • DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square
Pricing:$22 in advance, $28 night of show
By Jeff Talbott
Directed by Sidney Horton
Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card shark son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha G'ntamobi doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe-playwright Danny Larsen, who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume. But a nom-de-guerre may prove more useful as the lies pile up, shaky alliances are forged, and everyone dear to Danny must decide whether or not to run for cover as the whole thing threatens to blow up in his lily white face. The Submission is the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award - John Gassner Award.
"The Submission is a raw, unsentimental play about race and gender that exposes the quiet prejudice and intolerance among even our most progressive thinkers. It is both uncomfortable and impossible to not watch."
– Associated Press
Rated R for adult language and difficult themes, not recommended for those under 18.
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