White Guy on the Bus


Bruce Graham's excoriating and shocking play blows open the racial fault-lines of Trump's America. With an all too familiar resonance here in the UK, it questions us all - what deals are we willing to make, and with which devils?
White Guy on the Bus at Finborough Theatre

Image: Finborough Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Started: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 April 2018
Running time:1 hr 10 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


White Guy on the Bus, a Critics' Pick in The New York Times for its New York City production, is a European premiere from award-winning American playwright Bruce Graham.


It is directed by Jelena Budimir, a former Associate Director at Chickenshed Theatre.


Synopsis


"Do you want that money to get your son to a nice safe neighbourhood, or are you going to make some noble, moral stand which means absolutely nothing?"


In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the European premiere of American playwright Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus.


Ray and Roz are a white, liberal couple living in the safe, staid suburbs of Philadelphia.


He is a financial consultant who makes "rich people richer".


She is a passionate teacher who commutes every day to educate the mainly black students of an inner-city school.


On the face of it, life runs smoothly.


But Ray seems to hanker after change.


He leaves his Mercedes in the drive, and takes to riding the public bus through the African-American neighbourhoods of the city - the only white guy on the bus.


Ray becomes a regular on the same route as Shatique - a young, black single mother who is studying to become a nurse, and determined to make a different life for her 9-year-old son.


They strike up a relationship.


But what does Ray really want from Shatique?


Bruce Graham's excoriating and shocking play blows open the racial fault-lines of Trump's America.


With an all too familiar resonance here in the UK, it questions us all - what deals are we willing to make, and with which devils?


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Theatre


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Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 27 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm (from 8 April 2018)

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Until 9 April 2018

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


From 11 April 2018

£20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats.


Concessions:

Until 9 April 2018

£16


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 1 April 2018 when booked online only.


From 11 April 2018

£18


Creatives


Author: Bruce Graham
Director: Jelena Budimir
Production: Precious Panda Theatre in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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