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The Duat

The title of The Duat is derived from the mythical Egyptian afterlife. That’s where the lead character Neil Johnson, who has been dead for 50 years, precariously finds himself. Playwright Roger Q. Mason’s The Duat is a psychological portrait of this counterintelligence agent whom the FBI recruited as a young Black college student in the 1960s to unknowingly thwart the efforts of the Black Power movement. “Using spoken word. North African drumming, and clever choreography, the one-person production is a story of redemption,” as Johnson faces a tribunal of Black gods waiting in the afterlife to answer for his actions. Directed by Taibi Magar. $20, times vary. Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St., 215-985-0420 or

Date & Time

June 23, 2024



Philadelphia Theatre Company - 480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146 480 South Broad Street Philadelphia 19146 PA US

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