"It's quite easy to write poorly and have a white person call you powerful," Tambo & Bones playwright, Dave Harris, details in an essay in the play's program. The new production, now open at Playwrights Horizons, proves his point perfectly. The three-act, 90-minute production, directed by Taylor Reynolds, is part minstrel act, part underground rap spectacle, part academic hoopla that throws racial tomfoolery and the n-word in the face of a mostly white audience who take the bait and call it...
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The world premiere of Tambo & Bones is at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2022. Tambo & Bones tickets in New York are on sale soon.
Tambo & Bones is a play in which the two title characters are trapped in a minstrel show. It's mad hard to feel like a real person when you're trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get bank, get even. A rags-to-riches hip-hop journey, Tambo & Bones roasts America's racist past, wrestles America's racist present, and explodes America's post-racial future — where what's at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself.
January 19th, 2022
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(Ages 12+) Experience Dave Harris' explosive rags-to-riches, hip-hop journey!
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Casting for Playwrights Horizons's production of Tambo & Bones has been announced ahead of the play's Off-Broadway world premiere on January 12. The show, written by Dave Harris and directed by Taylor Reynolds, opens January 31 and will run through February 20.W. Tré Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy will star as Tambo and Bones, respectively. In the play, the two title characters discover they've been written into a minstrel show. Their plan: "Get out, get bank, get even." Tambo & Bones is...