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W. Tr Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy. Photo by Chelcie Parry.

A Co-Production with Playwrights Horizons

Tambo & Bones

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May 1 – May 29, 2022

#TamboAndBones #Dollas2Dreams #TheEscapeTour
Kirk Douglas Theatre
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Dave Harris' challenging and formally unique pieces mark the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a long life in the American theatre.

World Premiere Production

Tambo and Bones are two characters trapped in a minstrel show. It’s hard to feel like a real person when you’re trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get rich, get even. Imaginative and provocative, Tambo & Bones  is a daring and explosive rags-to-riches roast of America’s past, present, and future at the intersection of racism and capitalism. And what’s at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself.

A co-production with Playwrights Horizons.

A Note from the Playwright

Dave Harris, Playwright "Tambo & Bones"

“I began writing this play while watching the founding fires of this country continue to burn. I began writing this play to confront the fact that now, through the theatre and writing, those fires have somehow become a gateway to artistic success. Now in this moment, when everywhere we turn there is another fire and another reckoning. In this moment when Black people are tearing down racism in the white community and reckoning with capitalism in our own. When our pain is demonized in the media and rewarded onstage. This play was the most fun way to explore something that terrified me, and I am thrilled that it will be a part of theatre's return to both L.A. and New York. Center Theatre Group and its staff have been so incredibly supportive since this play had its first public reading and throughout this pandemic. It brings me tremendous joy to know that, when theatre returns, Taylor and I will be bringing this wild ass play to life.” —Playwright Dave Harris

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By Dave Harris
Directed by Taylor Reynolds

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

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May 11 and 25

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Performance date: May 8, 2022


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