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Slave Play
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Slave Play

Nov 23, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
Running time: 2:00
PLAYING @
August Wilson Theatre
245 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: The closest subway lines are the 1, C and E at 50th Street.
By Bus: Four buses stop near the August Wilson Theatre, please take the M7, M20, M50, or M104
Show Description:

Cast

Ato Blankson-Wood, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, and Paul Alexander Nolan

Director

Robert O'Hara

Written By

Jeremy O. Harris

TDF MEMBER TICKETS:
NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SHOW
Listed at TKTS:
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FULL-PRICE TICKETS
$39.00 - $159.00
prices subject to change
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Audience Advisory
Play contains nudity, sexual content, simulated sexual violence, and racially violent language. Recommended for ages 17+. A limited number of tickets will be available for every performance of Slave Play for $25 per ticket. Digital lotteries will begin each Monday at 12 PM ET and close the day prior to the performance at 9:59 AM ET. Winners will be notified at approximately 11 AM ET the day prior to the performance via email and SMS. Once notified, winners will have four hours to claim and pay for their ticket(s). Lottery entrants must be 18 years or older. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change. For additional rules, and information on how to enter, visit https://www.luckyseat.com/shows/slaveplay-newyork.
Age Guidance: 17
Show Notes
No Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There is a stair lift that provides access from the entrance on 52nd street to the Orchestra level. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.
Seating
Seats 1275. Wheelchair locations in orchestra can be reached by stair-lift. Balcony can be reached only by stairs. 8 steps down from sidewalk to entrance of theatre, 25 steps up to Orchestra level. 22 steps to Mezzanine, 19 steps up to remainder of Mezzanine, 2 steps per row. Entrance to Mezzanine behind row E.
Elevator\Escalator
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre. A stair lift is provided for accessible entrance to the orchestra from the street level.
Parking
A valet parking garage is located on 52nd Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue.
Curb Ramps
North west corner of 52nd Street & Broadway; North East corner of 52nd Street & 8th Avenue
Entrance
Three sets double doors in series: 1st set (each 26") to outer lobby; down three steps through 2nd set (each 30"). Alternate entrance: Stair lift provides direct access from 52nd Street. Enter at doors at ground level, left of main entrance (4th set of double doors under the marquee). Lift immediately inside door. Goes directly to orchestra level. Upon arrival at theater, please contact manager or uniformed custodian on duty in theater box office lobby for assistance.
Box Office
Outer lobby of theater at street level. Counter 47".
Restroom
Womens and Mens: Accessible restroom on orchestra level near stair lift. Unisex: Door 32.5". Clear space 21" x 24"
Water Fountain
The water fountain is located in lower lobby, one flight down from the orchestra (8 steps down from street level). For patrons unable to use the stairs, water will be available at the concession stand.
Telephone
Located in the box office lobby: Coin slot is 54" high. Cord is 32" long. Volume controls are available.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance.
Folding Armrests
Seats with folding armrests plus companion seat available for purchase online, in person, or over the phone
Translation
Translations are available in Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Reservations are required. To reserve translations and for more information, visit BroadwayTranslations or call (212) 582-7678.

REVIEWS

NYC Critic's Pick 

"Though it’s mild, paradoxical and perhaps a bit prurient to say so, “Slave Play” is a happy surprise. It’s mild because Jeremy O. Harris’s play ... is one of the best and most provocative new works to show up on Broadway in years. It’s a paradox because what could be happy in a play about pain? A play so serious, so furious and so deeply engaged in the most intractable conflicts of American life that it became both a cause célèbre and a scandal before it opened?" CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
Jeremy O. Harris’s lacerating play, a sold-out succès de scandale Off Broadway last season, has now moved north to Broadway, and it feels wonderfully incongruous on the mostly staid Great White Way. Brash, smart and gleefully confrontational, this is the kind of show that starts arguments. It begins on a perverse antebellum plantation, but as it moves forward, in three very different acts that successively reframe what we have seen before them, it keeps you off balance; even afterward, you may feel staggered CONTINUE READING THE TIMEOUT NY REVIEW
Uncomfortable theater, yes; it’s impossible for a play called Slave Play, in this day and age, to be—well—comfortable. But Harris, already acclaimed as an important new voice in the American drama, is on to something here. Modernish audiences are likely to quickly embrace this important new play. Others might well find it uncomfortable, but attention should and need be paid. CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK STAGE REVIEW

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