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Young Jean Lee's Theater Company

The Shipment

Whoever thinks that skin colour is no longer an issue in Obama’s post-racial America will be taught a sharp lesson by Young Jean Lee in her latest offering «The Shipment». The winner of the ZKB Patronage Prize 2007 dissects cultural images and stereotypes of black America – from the minstrel down to the crack dealer – in a masterful and pitiless way. Be it with subtle sophistication or with absolute bluntness, the Korean-American playwright and director undermines politically correct attitudes, ridicules clichés, exposes prejudices and plays with our preconceived images of black and white until we no longer know if we should, can, may or ought to laugh. (esc)

  • Language

    American with German surtitles

  • Duration

    90 mins

The Shipment