Les Blancs (Free Screening starting 7/2 at 2PM)
By Lorraine Hansbury
July 2, 2020, 2:00PM
Available On Demand through July 9 at 2pm ET
An epic masterpiece. An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.
Written eleven years after A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s final drama is an unknown masterpiece of the American stage and a highly theatrical search for the soul of post-colonial Africa.
Les Blancs marks the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber, whose productions include The Crucible (Old Vic) and the internationally-acclaimed Mies Julie and Nirbhaya.
Running Time: Approx 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Image Credit Top: Courtesy of National Theatre at Home.