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The Slave Who Loved Caviar by Ismael Reed

Dec 23 Through Jan 09 | Thu |
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Playwright Ishmael Reed uses satire to explore aspects of American culture and history overlooked by others. His "The Slave Who Loved Caviar" is a theatrical Investigation into the relationship between Jean-Michel Basquiat and the art world, challenging the notion that Basquiat was merely Andy Warhol’s "mascot." The take-no-prisoners satire digs into the exploitation of Basquiat by art world vampires. Directed by Reed's frequent collaborator, Carla Blank, it's the latest work for the stage by the man The New Yorker called "America’s most fearless satirist."

WHERE AND WHEN: December 23, 2021 to January 9, 2022 Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. Presented by Theater for the New City Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM (Yes, there will be performances Xmas Eve & Day and New Year's Eve & Day.) Runs 2 hours including intermission. Tickets $15.00. Box office (212) 254-1109,

Venue: Theatre for the New City

155 1st Avenue Map