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Bondage by David Hwang

Allyson Harkey and Jacob Yeh in Bondage. Photo by Lucas Zuniga, courtesy` -  Washington Post.

Allyson Harkey and Jacob Yeh in Bondage. Photo by Lucas Zuniga, courtesy`-Washington Post.

Set in a sadomasochism parlor in Los Angeles, Bondage probes the construction of racial stereotypes through the relationship between a dominatrix and her longtime willing submissive, both clad head to toe in black leather to conceal their identities. As the two role-play their way through a series of racially-charged sexual games, they gradually realize that the old roles no longer satisfy them as before.

Bondage premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1992, directed by Oskar Eustis.

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