The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

by  Suzan-Lori Parks

Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  6m, 5f

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

by  Suzan-Lori Parks

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The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead

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    6m, 5f
  • Duration

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    75 Minutes

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A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
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  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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  • Duration: 75 Minutes

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6m, 5f
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Suzan-Lori Parks

Named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave,” in 2002 Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her Broadway hit TOPDOG/UNDERDOG. A MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, she has also been awarded grants by the National Endowment for the A ...

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