The White Card

role: Eric | A.R.T/ArtsEmerson - 2018


“The world premiere of Claudia Rankine’s The White Card is a must-see event for Boston theater. …absolutely impeccable performances [from] the cast: Karen Pittman as Charlotte, Patricia Kalember and Daniel Gerroll as Charles and Virginia, Jim Poulos as Eric, and Colton Ryan as Alex.”

—Clinton Campbell, EDGE Media

“…an engrossing, dispiriting and raw examination of the fault lines between the races. The confrontations onstage are likely to land in our own conscious leaving much to reconcile. It’s not often that theater, as a looking glass, is this crystal clear.”

—Jared Bowen, WGBH

“The cast is uniformly terrific.”

—Michael Hoban, The Theater Mirror

“Playwright and poet Claudia Rankine steps boldly into the breach to begin a conversation and challenges us to stay in the room… Poulos shows that Eric is primarily an intellectual man of taste and out of his element when the family’s volatility erupts.”

—Nancy Grossman, Broadway World

“The cast navigates the wordy material well, and Rankine observes the details of white complacency with piercing vision.”

—Jeremy D. Goodwin, WBUR

“The actors’ skill and passion to tell this story were equal to the exalted level of artistry of Ms. Rankine, Ms. Paulus, and the rest of their visionary creative team. “

—Dr. Al Chase, The White Rhino Report


The White Card
By Claudia Rankine
Director: Diane Paulus
Scenic Design: Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design: Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design: Stephen Strawbridge
Projection Design: Peter Nigrini
Sound Design: Will Pickens
©Photo by Gretjen Helene Photography

Cast: Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Kalember, Karen Pittman, Jim Poulos, Colton Ryan

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