Race. History. Power. Zoe, a black student at an Ivy League University, visits her white professor’s office hours to discuss her thesis about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. In this riveting two-person drama, a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent and dangerous contemporary debate.
Join the McGraw Center for one of two showings of "The Niceties" performance and post-show discussions.
Friday, February 8, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
with a post-show discussion moderated by Brian Herrera, Professor of Theater, Lewis Center for the Arts
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Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
with a post-show discussion moderated by Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies
The Niceties cast features Lisa Banes as the professor Janine (Present Laughter on Broadway; numerous film/TV roles including Gone Girl, Royal Pains, and Once Upon a Time) and Jordan Boatman as the student Zoe (Hulu's The Path). The Niceties is produced in association with The Huntington Theatre Company and Manhattan Theatre Club.