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Before Evening Comes
Before Evening Comes explores a future where the perceived threat young boys of colour pose has finally been eliminated. The government mandates that once a boy turns thirteen, his right leg is to be amputated just above the knee. Time begins with Totome excited to meet "the butcher" (James) and finally become a man. Totome's mother Mary, hopes his talent for tap dancing will allow him to stay whole. Theatre503 International Playwriting Award 2018 finalist Philana Imade Omorotionmwan delivers a devastating and terrifying allegory for a future that no longer seems as far-fetched as we can imagine.
Archive :: production:T1573590021, play:S01949218156, venue:V232
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