STAGE: Conversation with a Kleagle

Photo credit: Underwood & Underwood/Corbis

Inspired by events in the life of civil rights leader, Walter White, the play takes place during the height of a lynching epidemic in the late 1920’s. A black writer, passing for white, travels to the deep South to interview a kleagle (a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan). When his true racial identity is discovered he escapes, only to find that his rescuer’s family paid a dear price, a price that brings the writer back down south to confront the kleagle and the Klan. Playing now thru March 15 @ 13th Street Repertory.

Conversation with a Kleagle by Rudy Gray is one of those rare shows that is important enough and powerful enough to warrant strong support and a large audience… Much of this play’s power comes from its revelation of the true face and danger of racism, often hidden behind carefully crafted personal facades or strategically controlled government positions… This play is an incredibly worthy piece of theatre. (NYTheatre.com, Ross Chappell)

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