‘Little Black Shadows’ reflects the everyday savagery of American slavery

By Jeffrey Miller

The stain of slavery has cast a dubious shadow over America for centuries, its many hideous consequences coming to light following our Civil War.

Yet thousands of stories remain untold – of individual black slaves, and of their interactions with their masters, white slave-holding families who treated humans as mere property.

Something we institutionalized as part of our society is aptly recognized as dehumanizing, insidious, immoral. Now comes Kemp Powers’ “Little Black Shadows,” which tells us a new story most likely unknown to the majority of us in a South Coast Repertory world premiere.

At SCR, that story emerges is that of slavery [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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