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The Broke Thespian's Theatre Company (BTTC) is set to present the next show in their season, White by 2022 Pulitzer winner James Ijames. The story follows Gus who wants to be presented in a major exhibition for artists of color, so he hires Vanessa to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices.” Everything is great, until Balkonaé takes over and Gus has to deal with the mess he’s made. This play spins out of control as it explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and art.

If you are looking for comedy that challenges and questions how we see each other and the world around us, White is the perfect play to see.

"This story is absolutely necessary right now at a time where we see so much tension around discussing

race, sexuality, and identity in our art. The amazing thing that James Ijames does is that he tells the story

well from multiple lenses. These characters are complex and fleshed out but there are still plenty of

hilarious moments throughout the piece,” said Tommie Jackson, director and BTTC Vice President.

The timely four-run production is for Oct. 6, 7, and 8th at 7;30 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 2 pm. on the Ron & Marie Jager Theatre Stage at the Price Center & Garden in downtown San Marcos. Tickets are available in advance at

and at the door before each production.

The Broke Thespian’s Theatre Company is a non-profit organization founded in 2019 dedicated to enriching

the San Marcos community with performance and visual

arts. Most recently they presented The Wizard of

Oz for free in San Marcos Plaza Park. In addition, their current season included productions of Romeo &

Juliet, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Smell of the Kill, held at the Price Center

downtown. One more production – Murder’s in the Heir by Billy St. John – is slated for a six-slot run in late Oct. and early Nov. at the Center.


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