An Octoroon Reviews
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
"...It's no wonder that Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' brilliant adaptation of Dion Boucicault's 1895 suspenseful melodrama The Octoroon is eight times better and more exciting than any other offering on America's stages. It speaks to the current conversation of race in America while presenting a rather unknown actual nineteenth-century play that is rife with racism. It underscores issues from today's newspapers without being didactic. While the Fountain Theatre's production of An Octoroon can be curiously flat at times, this do-not-miss play is also wildly entertaining, unique, sharp, funny, and adventurous."
Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended
"...Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins resurrects and reimagines a creaky pre-Civil War melodrama in his adventurous, genre-bending, meta-theatrical 2014 Obie Award winner An Octoroon, not only a long-awaited Fountain Theatre Los Angeles Premiere but a much-anticipated return to live, in-person play-going on the Fountain's newly constructed open air stage."