The White Card: Here's Looking At You

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Claudia Rankine’s
THE WHITE CARD
Regional Premiere
Directed by Talvin Wilks

Virginia and Charles are wealthy, white arts patrons with a keen interest in racial injustice. Over time they have acquired an impressive collection of contemporary art depicting the violence exacted against black Americans. Tonight, they are excited to host Charlotte, a black photographer on the verge of great renown, at a private dinner in their home. As the conversation ventures into our current political climate from the first champagne toast, it’s clear neither artist nor collector is what the other may have expected. With incisive wit, Rankine’s play turns the camera from the casualties to the collectors.

Purchase online or by calling 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10am-4:30pm.

Season Sponsors:

MULTIMEDIA AND PRESS

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Claudia Rankine is a poet, essayist, playwright, and multi-media artist whose work conveys a moral abhorrence of racism and yearning for social justice. Her five volumes of poetry, two plays, and various essays have won widespread acclaim, including the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award and the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for her book-length poem Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine has taught at Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, and the University of Georgia. She is currently the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

DATES AND TICKETS