Thursday arts pick: Last weekend for “Am I White”

It’s the last weekend to catch Adrienne Dawes’ riveting, trenchant play “Am I White.”

Ricocheting back and forth in time, seguing into nightmarish scenes played out as a disturbing minstrel show, “Am I White” tells the story of an imprisoned neo-Nazi convicted of plotting terrorist acts who must confront his own mixed-race heritage.

 

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“Am I White” is based on the true story of Leo Felton, a white supremacist who hid his own mixed-race identity as the child of a short-lived idealistic Civil Rights-era marriage between a black architect and a white former nun.

“Am I White” continues through Oct. 18 at Salvage Vanguard Theater. www.salvagevanguard.com

Read a feature story on the play here:  http://shar.es/1mZihX

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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