Jay, an up and coming black reporter at the New York Times, finds his dreams of becoming a famous journalist come crashing down as he becomes the center of a plagiarism scandal.
Drawing on his own experience as a newsman, Gabe McKinley weaves a revealing and complex story about the collateral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies. In this new play inspired by real events, truth becomes slippery and racial tensions reach a boiling point. CQ/CX raises difficult questions about the state of our media culture, and the meaning and price of journalistic integrity.
Five-time Tony Award® nominated director DAVID LEVEAUX returns to Atlantic following staging the U.S. premiere of Through A Glass Darkly at Atlantic last season and the recent acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia on Broadway.