(Neil Genzlinger’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/21.)

The play, by Charles Smith, is a fictional imagining of a well-known real-life story: how in 1928 in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, Yolande Du Bois (Erin Cherry), only child of one of the century’s leading black figures, married the poet Countee Cullen (Sean Phillips) in a ceremony that rivaled a royal wedding. The marriage quickly fell apart, apparently after Cullen told his new wife that he preferred men.

via theater.nytimes.com

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