It is a compelling play about racism that balances its point with acceptance. Aldridge was a famous actor at the time, after all, performing throughout Great Britain and Europe. So his Desdemona is happy to trade notes and debate techniques with him, and the impressario, Pierre, is an old friend. Forrest McClendon was excellent as Aldridge. I would have stayed for the talk-back, but Barb had to get back in time to go to the Bach with Tom tonight.
I skipped Bach, though. I had opera yesterday, theater today, and opera again tomorrow. Slotting a festival into the start of the season makes for tight scheduling. Next year, I will shift some season tickets around the festival to avoid another week like this!