Friday, July 29, 2016

"Slaughter City"

Slaughter City
Naomi Wallace
Stanford Repertory Theater

Louis McWilliams as Brandon & Leontyne Mbele-Mbong as Roach
American playwright, university professor, and social activist Naomi Wallace creates in her Slaughter City a play that rips open the doors of one of the more gruesome workplaces to reveal the injustice, the suffering, and the inequalities residing there every day while also showing the friendships, humor, and sexual attractions that somehow exist in a setting full of stench, guts, and blood.  As part of its “Theatre Takes a Stand” summer offerings, Stanford Repertory Theater presents Naomi Wallace’s mixture of allegory, realism, and fantasy presented in rich, graphic, raw, and erotic language, song, and choreography.

Please follow this link to my full, Talkin' Broadway review: 

Rating: 3 E

Slaughter City continues through August 7 at Nitery Theater, 515 Lausen, Stanford, CA.  Slaughter City is part of Stanford Repertory Theatre’s “Summer 2016: Theater Takes a Stand.”  Next on stage will be Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty (August 11-21), with a related, free Monday night film series occurring through August 15.  Information and tickets are available at or by calling 650-725-5838 and leaving a message.

Photo by Frank Chen

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