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Shades of White
By Ilan Kozlowski


Set in 1990’s Tulsa, Oklahoma - during the year of the 75th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre - the play is a dramatic comedy that explores the relationships between an Israeli immigrant, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan and their wives. Narrow minded Dr. Whitehill and his crone of a wife, Birdie, are set in their miserable ways until Dr. Whitehill encounters Yossi, an open-hearted musician who loves life. Uplifting, humorous and ultimately hopeful, “Shades of White” is a fast-paced seriocomedy that is relevant for our world today.

Shades of White Characters
Yossi Schwartz: A thickly accented dark skinned Israeli man in his late 20s.
Dr. Charles Whitehill: A wealthy white man in his late 60s.
Nina Schwartz: An upper middle class female Jewish New Yorker in her mid-20’s; Yossi’s wife.

Birdie Whitehill: A small, emaciated white woman with a dowager’s hump in her late 60s; wife of Dr. Whitehill
Reverend Jeremiah Browning III: A charismatic black man in his 30s.


We are pleased to welcome back director Chuck Osuna, who directed our October 2021 show, "Plan 9 from Outer Space."


Performances are scheduled for weekends April 22-May 1, 2022.

More information for this production can be obtained by calling the BACP at 918-258-0077. The BACP is located at 1800 S. Main in downtown Broken Arrow.


Shades of White is produced by special arrangement with

playwright Ilan Kozlowski.

This production is made possible in part by grants from:

the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Broken Arrow Community Playhouse is a member of the Oklahoma Community Theatre Association and the American Association of Community Theatre.

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