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ETCHED IN SKIN ON A SUNLIT NIGHT
by Kara Lee Corthron
Published print on demand to coincide to premiere and run of the play only at Interact Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
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Originally commissioned by InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia in 2009, this intense and theatrical drama about lust, culture clash, and betrayal marks the arrival of one of the most exciting new voices in American theatre. The compelling story follows Jules, an African-American painter who has fled the U.S. under ambiguous circumstances and embraced a whole new life and family in Iceland. As Barack Obama’s meteoric presidential campaign makes Jules more homesick than ever, her husband presents their biracial daughter with a shocking present, and a mysterious visitor shows up at Jules’ studio. This whirlwind of events brings the demons of Jules’ past crashing down on her new family and challenges her sense of racial and personal identity.
“I was immediately excited about the promise of ETCHED IN SKIN ON A SUNLIT NIGHT when we first read the commission proposal back in 2009. Here is a bold, visceral, theatrically imaginative and thematically rich play that delves into the psyche of an African American woman in the age of Obama. Kara’s unique theatrical voice and vision are on full display in this incredibly dynamic story for our time.” -- Seth Rozin, Artistic Director, Interact Theatre Company
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