Ten years ago playwright Afrika Brown decided to use an assignment to take a decade’s worth of experiences and combine them into a one-act play, thus THE OUTING was born. After 10 years, THE OUTING made its premiere this spring at Open Hydrant Theater Company’s Urban Waves Spring 2014 Short Festival in the Bronx. But the coming out party for this one-act drama hasn’t stopped there. THE OUTING is taking Manhattan by storm, first playing at Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Summerfest this month and in August THE OUTING will appear in the Strawberry One-Act Festival.
In THE OUTING Afrika Brown poses one question: What’s the “T”?
What is truth? Everyone knows what the truth is, but when the truth is revealed….how easy is it to accept? Can you accept your truth or someone else’s truth when it finally comes out?
THE OUTING is a captivating drama centering on three individuals who reveal a certain truth about themselves and the acceptance or nonacceptance of life outside the closet. Brief yet penetrating, THE OUTING aims to hit the audience straight between the eyes with the speed and power of an Ali punch. As these characters learn to deal with the truth about themselves, the audience is also left to determine how the hidden truths of their life would affect the course of their life if they were to expose them.
Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Summerfest is located at 303 West 42 Street, 6th Floor. Performance Dates and Times for are as follows: Wednesday June 18 at 7 pm, Friday June 20 at 7 pm, Saturday June 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at MRTRESERVE@GMAIL.COM.
The Strawberry Festival will play at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46 Street. Performance Date and Time for the festival is: August 24 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.therianttheatre.com.