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CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
On from 11 Oct 2006 till 04 Jan 2007
National Theatre
by Tony Kushner
Genre(s): Musical, Drama

About: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

Louisiana, 1963, in the immediate aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. Caroline, a black maid to a southern Jewish family, is struggling to keep afloat both emotionally and economically, while the young son of her employer tries to make sense of the world following the death of his mother.

Tony Kushner, author of multi-award-winning Angels in America, set this intimate story in turbulent times, addressing big questions about race and human rights, with a thrilling musical score by Jeanine Tesori. Tony award-winning George C. Wolfe, director of the Broadway production, makes his National Theatre debut.

Award-winning Tonya Pinkins, who received huge critical acclaim for her portrayal of Caroline in the Broadway version, once again takes the lead role in this UK premiere.

Reviews

‘An extraordinary new musical. The music evokes some of the torrential quality of Porgy and Bess. You feel that mixture of terror and rapture that arrives on those rare occasions in theatre and in life when you genuinely don’t know what’s going to happen next.’
-New York Times

‘Joyful, wholly successful, immensely moving, told with abundant wit and generosity of heart.’
-New York Observer

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