Bonnie and Todd, a perfectly pleasant Bon Jovi listening, kale eating, free-range white couple move into a new house after a fire burned down their last home. On the second day of living there, a member of the KKK kicks in the front door believing Bonnie and Todd to be the Black couple who moved in next door. The KKK Man is heartbroken to find that Bonnie and Todd are not the couple he was looking for. Naturally, he is invited over for dinner. The KKK Man is surprised to learn that this new couple is colorblind. In fact, they don’t even know that racism exists. A week later, Perry and Monica, the Black couple that moved in next door, come to a dinner party with Bonnie and Todd. And everything explodes.
White History is a play that examines the pressure of America’s foundation and how we do and don’t talk about race today. Moreso than ever, it has become crucial for us to reconsider the way history motivates our everyday lives. It’s about damn time.