The Death of the Last Black Man In the Whole Entire World

Myers Clark & Allison L. Payne in The Death of the Last
Black Man in The Whole Entire World

by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Rob Melrose
May 19 – June 24
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
at the EXIT on Taylor
277 Taylor Street , San Francisco
Regular Admission: $25 Students & Seniors: $20
Next Generation (under 30): $15

“Suzan Lori Parks is the greatest playwright writing in the English language today.” – Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America

Considered by many to be her masterpiece, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World is a theatrical event that defies description. Influenced by the compositional techniques of jazz, it is a poignant and oftentimes hilarious look at African-American history through a kaleidoscopic lens. Parks reanimates figures and stereotypes from the past, who come forward to reveal a history that is all their own. Please join us for the Bay Area’s first look at this virtuosic play.

The Cutting Ball’s Production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World was made possible in part by generous grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and The Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Set Design by Liliana Duque
Costume Design by Claire Calderwood
Sound & Music Design by Cliff Caruthers
Lighting Design by Rob Melrose
Props and Assistant Set Design by Luiza Silva
Stage Manager Laura Davis
Assistant Stage Manager Robert McPhee
Graphic Design by Debra Singer

The Cutting Ball Theater’s 2013-2014 Season is made possible in part by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, RHE Foundation, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The San Francisco Foundation and The Zellerbach Family Foundation and by our many individual donors.