Rousuck's Review: "Yellowman" at Arena Players | WYPR

Rousuck's Review: "Yellowman" at Arena Players

Oct 26, 2017

Rosey Young, George Oliver Buntin, in Yellowman
Credit Photo by Rosiland Cauthen

It's Thursday, and time for our visit from Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins us each week with her reviews of thespian offerings from the region's many stages. This week, Judy reviews Yellowman, the award-winning 2002 work by playwright  Dael Orlandersmith, now running at Arena Players.

A finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Yellowman is a multi-character play -- with just two multi-role actors -- that builds on the memories of an African American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small Southern hometown --and the light-skinned man whose life is intertwined with hers, with an ultimately tragic outcome. 

The play is directed by Rosiland Cauthen, and stars George Oliver Buntin as Eugene Robert Gaines, and Rosey Young as Alma.

Yellowman continues at Arena Players, located at 801 McCulloh Street in Baltimore (21201), through Sunday, October 29th.  Showtimes and ticket info here.