Don't Sleep in the Subway

One of the 1960s' most notorious plays, Dutchman, by Amiri Baraka (or, as he was then known, LeRoi Jones), was recently revived in a conversation-provoking production at Hartford Stage, in Connecticut. Some of the conversation, much of it held at post-performance forums, focused on the play's incendiary vision of a predatory white woman's violent encounter with an innocent black man in a New York subway. But people were also talking about Scott Bradley's inventive set design, which provided

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