Les Blancs - National Theatre at Home
July 2-8, 2020
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by Lorraine Hansberry
Adapted by Robert Nemiroff
Restored text directed by Joi Gresham
An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.
Yaël Farber (Mies Julie, Nirbhaya) directs the final play by Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun): a brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.
This archive recording was captured by the National Theatre in 2016.
"Humane and disturbingly beautiful. An exquisite production." - Daily Telegraph
"Powerful. Jaw-dropping." - Time Out