Underground

UNDERGROUND is a two-man show set in Albany, New York that takes place over the course of one evening. The drama’s centers around the reunion of two college friends, Mason Dixon, an attorney, and Kyle Brown, a nationally renown cultural and political activist. Once leaders of a radical student organization, they are now facing the dawn of middle age and are struggling to find their footing among the realities...
UNDERGROUND is a two-man show set in Albany, New York that takes place over the course of one evening. The drama’s centers around the reunion of two college friends, Mason Dixon, an attorney, and Kyle Brown, a nationally renown cultural and political activist. Once leaders of a radical student organization, they are now facing the dawn of middle age and are struggling to find their footing among the realities of a shifting racial climate. As a major snowstorm rages outside Mason and Kyle debate the state of black Americans and examine their own lives. The evening takes a turn when they discuss a new activist movement demanding reparations and an end to police brutality. As it becomes clear that this group is linked to a series of increasingly brutal domestic terrorist acts they are forced to confront their differing views about the need for militancy. When the authorities begin to close in on the movement leaders the bond between the old friends is tested further.
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  • Patricia Milton:
    15 Apr. 2017
    Riveting from start to ending. This political thriller asks challenging and important questions, and gives no easy answers. I really appreciated the playwright's thoughtful choices, particularly the historical context in which the play is set. Will not only engage audiences but keep audience members in deep conversation long after the play is over.
  • Rudy Ramirez:
    1 Feb. 2017
    A powerful and exceptionally timely drama, UNDERGROUND is verbal chess match between two old friend over how they will work to liberate their people as the rising tide of white supremacy prompts revolutionary activism.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Vortex Repertory Theatre
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    2016

Production History

  • Professional
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    The Vortex Repertory
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    2017