Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith
5 Sept to 8 Oct 2022

Directed by Diane Page
Orange Tree Theatre

Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith
Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith

Alma and Gene have grown up together. She dreams of a life beyond the confines of their small town. But when their friendship develops into something more serious, Gene’s fate becomes tragically intertwined with hers. They can’t escape the legacy of racism and their community’s tensions.

Twenty years after it premiered and received a Pulitzer Prize nomination, Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman, set in the 1960s Deep South, is a moving and deeply pertinent play for now.

“Beautifully written… this is what theatre is all about” New York Post

“A beautiful coming-of-age tale… both heartwarming and ultimately heartbreaking” Variety

Diane Page returns to the OT to direct following her acclaimed “excellent revival” (Financial Times) of Athol Fugard’s Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act as the winner of the JMK Award.

★★★★★ 
“Exactly what theatre should be” 
Afridiziak on 
Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act

NEED TO KNOW: Yellowman is at the Orange Tree Theartre from 5 Sept to 8 Oct 2022