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Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, 111 West 46Th St, New York, NY 10036

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Exception To The Rule

Coming Fall 2021!

Playwright Dave Harris's New York debut crackles with humor and suspense

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The New York Debut of Playwright Dave Harris 

Spoken word playwright and poet Dave Harris marks his auspicious New York debut with the Roundabout Theatre Company in the fall of 2021. Previously seen during the theatre's 2019 Underground season, electrifying dramedy Exception to the Rule is a searing examination of what it means to be an African American high school student with echoes of The Breakfast Club in its bones.

Exploring what it means to be just barely getting by in an institution that was not built for you, the story finds students stuck in a Friday detention right before a long weekend. Most of them are regulars, but the arrival of straight-A student Erika is highly unusual. As the play progresses, we find out just why each teenager is being punished whilst flirtation, fighting and self-realisations bubble to the surface. 

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Opening night: 1 October 2021

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