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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME COMPANION BOOK

by JENNIFER KIDWELL & SCOTT R. SHEPPARD


Good Morning, America! Today's assigned reading is the Underground Railroad Game Companion Book. Part graphic novel, part screenplay, part lesson plan — there's more to this experimental-anti-script than meets the eye. As with the original Off-Broadway production, the "trajectory of this underground railroad is from blithe, barbed self-consciousness to the subconscious, where land mines you pretended didn’t exist keep exploding" (NY Times). Created by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard (the original creator/performers of the stage play) in collaboration with illustrator Noah Mease and layout designer Rochelle Torres, the Underground Railroad Game Companion Book transforms the "wayward words" of its "taboo-flouting script" (Time Out New York) into a unique reading experience; a fun-house mirror version of watching the play's explosive blend of styles.



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ABOUT THE COMPANION BOOK

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PRICE


$12.00 + $1 Processing Fee + $4 Shipping & Handling Fee


For International Shipping, please contact Marketing Manager, Sarah Ivins for pricing.

(Shipping and Handling Fee covers the cost of postage + a $1 Processing Fee)



Orders are processed and shipped within 1-5 business days of order, and will arrive in 1–3 weeks depending on your location. For orders of 10 or more, contact Marketing Manager, Sarah Ivins to inquire about inventory and expected arrival.


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REVIEWS OF THE ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION

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Underground Railroad Game was the 2017 OBIE Awward Winner for "Best New American Theatre Work"



The New York Times Critics’ Pick & Best of 2016

“In-all-ways sensational.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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Time Out New York Critics’ Pick & Best of 2016

“Outrageously funny! Strikingly Rendered by bold, smart performances.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

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“Explosive! Fearlessly, ferociously uninhibited… the show’s most subversive quality is also quintessentially American: it’s wildly entertaining.”
– Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New Yorker


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ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY PRODUCTION

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Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history, tackling race, sex and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy.


Underground Railroad Game was created and performed by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott R. Sheppard with Lightning Rod Special, and produced by Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Founding Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director) in New York City, opening on September 26th, 2016. It was directed by Taibi Magar, the production Stage Manager was Lisa McGinn, and the design team was as follows:


Production Design Tilly Grimes

Scenic Design Steven Dufala

Lighting Design Oona Curley

Sound Design Mikaal Sulaiman

Fight Choreographer Ryan Bourque

Movement Consultant David Neumann