"Yellowman" photographs
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents Dael Orlandersmith's "Yellowman" -- presented live on stage from Jan. 12 to 28, 2012.

Directed by Jennifer Kay Jeter

Starring Nichole Strong as Alma and Marc Jackson as Eugene.

One man and one woman play multiple characters in this drama that explores the complicated dimensions of racial distinction. From black to white and to all shades inbetween, this thought-provoking play examines internalized racism and prejudice, and it probes the negative associations surrounding male blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women.

"Yellowman" is a “memory play” about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small-town Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers.

For more information, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/yellow-2012-01-12

(All photographs in this set were shot by Scott Diese.)
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