Obsidian Theatre Company

Yellow Man

Yellow Man

by Dael Orlandersmith

Co-production with Nightwood Theatre

Berkeley Upstairs




Directed by Weyni Mengesha




Dean Marshall


In Yellowman, a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother’s poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being “yellow”—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.

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