Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears
A rhapsodic blues tragedy, Harlem Duet could be the prelude to Shakespeare’s Othello and recounts the tale of Othello and his first wife Billie (yes, before Desdemona). Set in contemporary Harlem at the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X boulevards, the play explores the space where race and sex intersect. Harlem Duet is Billie’s story.
Year Printed: 1997
First produced in 1997 by Nightwood Theatre at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario.
Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 3