By Sarah Downs
An intelligent, statuesque, powerfully voiced African American actor auditions for the role of an intelligent, statuesque, powerfully voiced African man, but the shoe-in match of actor to character is somehow not the shoe-in one would assume. (There’s always a catch.) Keith Hamilton Cobb gives an operatic performance as himself, struggling to make a white world open its eyes to a black Othello. For the full review click HERE.
American Moor written by Keith Hamilton Cobb; directed by Kim Weild. With Keith Hamilton Cobb and Josh Tyson. Costume design by Dede Ayite, set design by Wilson Chin, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards and sound design by Christian Frederickson.
Produced by Red Bull Theater. Runs through October 5th, at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). For tickets and schedule go to cherrylanetheatre.com or Ovation Tix. The running time of American Moor is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.