WGBH Review: Arts This Week: 'The White Card,' 'Every Brilliant Thing,' 'Skeleton Crew'

Publication date: 
March 8, 2018
Jared Bowen

It's a Boston theater recap this week as Jared Bowen reviews the world premiere of The White Card at the Emerson Paramount Center, SpeakEasy Stage Company's production Every Brilliant Thing, and the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Skeleton Crew.

The New York Times best-selling author Claudia Rankine is premiering a new play at the Emerson Paramount Center. In The White Card, a dinner party for up-and-coming artist Charlotte turns into a discussion of what, or who, is on display. Presented by the American Repertory Theater in conjunction with ArtsEmerson, The White Card presents a commentary on how racism manifests itself in everyday scenarios.

"In The White Card," said Jared, "Rankine deals us an engrossing, dispiriting and raw examination of the fault lines between the races. The confrontations onstage are likely to land in our own conscious leaving much to reconcile. It’s not often that theater, as a looking glass, is this crystal clear."

Listen to the full review below (begins at 0:20):



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