A woman tries to feed her husband a fried drumstick. Dragons roam a flat earth. The last Black man in the whole entire world dies again. And again. Careening through memory and language, Parks explores and explodes archetypes of Black America with piercing insight and raucous comedy. A riotous theatrical event, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead hums with the heartbeat of improvisational jazz.
Critics’ Pick! "Hypnotic! A fever dream from which there is truly no waking."
- The New York Times
- Time Out New York
"Haunting! Weaves a woozy spell."
"An expert revival! Uncompromising, strenuous and stylistically daring."
Pictured above: The cast of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead by Suzan-Lori Parks. Photo by Joan Marcus.