AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at Soho Rep | Update of 19th century Irish melodrama glories in theatricality

Before there were special effects, actors created worlds on stage from nothing. OCTOROON joyously rediscovers Boucicault’s toolbox of tricks in this update of RACE! and SCANDAL! and PHOTOGRAPHY! Heavens. Featuring best one-person fight scene ever. And more. Show stolen repeatedly (but always given back) by chorus of three slave women.

Thru May 24 at Soho Rep (but mostly sold out)