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"Coyote Marks 150th of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

The Coyote Theatre will present a new adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic novel, retitled for the stage as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle For Life.”

Created by Floraine Kay and Randolph Curtis Rand with the off-Broadway theater company, The Drama Dept., Coyote is presenting the New England premiere of the work to mark the original novel’s 150 years of controversy.

Stowe’s work focuses on the relationship between the mild-mannered slave, Uncle Tom, a young white girl named Little Eva and Eliza, a quadroon slave who takes flight after learning her child is about to be sold.

The production plans to innovatively surpass the standard convention of melodrama and burlesque to “portray the novel’s disputed place in the canon of American literature” by drawing upon such sources as Nine Inch Nails, Darwin, Woodrow Wilson, James Baldwin and Oscar Wilde.

Directed by Coyote's Artistic Director Jeffrey Mousseau, the production will be presented at The Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, in Boston’s South End. For information, call the BCA box office at 617-426-2787.

Coyote Theatre will be presenting three “Pay What You Can” Wednesday performances on October 16, 23 and 30.

Founded in 1991, Coyote Theatre is committed to presenting contemporary plays that are innovative in style, thought-provoking in content and bear social or personal relevance for a diverse audience.

-- OnStageBoston


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