Based on a true story, Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet takes you back to the Theatre Royal in London in 1833, where Edmund Kean, regarded as the greatest actor of his time, has collapsed while playing Othello. The only one who can save the show? Ira Aldridge, a young black American actor who takes the stage while protests rage nearby against the abolition of the Slavery Act. Adrian Lester, who played Aldridge in the Tricycle Theatre’s acclaimed production, stars.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: March 25. Continues through April 20, 2014
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.