What Did Jeremy O. Harris Think of The Good Fight's Slave Play-Inspired Episode? | Playbill

Film & TV News What Did Jeremy O. Harris Think of The Good Fight's Slave Play-Inspired Episode? The playwright and his buzzy Broadway show sparked a plot point on the CBS All Access series this week.
Jeremy O. Harris Joseph Marzullo/WENN

On the most recent episode of CBS All Access' The Good Fight, the partners of Reddick, Boseman, & Lockhart found themselves (or, for legal reasons, composites inspired by themselves) center stage and in the spotlight of a provocative play titled C**ksucker in Chains.

By the time we meet playwright Jumaane Jenkins (stage alum Jon Michael Hill), it's clear that he himself is reminiscent of a someone else: Slave Play scribe Jeremy O. Harris. The similarities don't end there; the fictional play borrows many themes and elements from Harris' Broadway work, from the exploration of dominance in interracial relationships to the use of a certain NSFW prop.

Jon Michael Hill in The Good Fight Patrick Harbron/CBS

A disruption during a post-show talkback was also lifted—almost verbatim—from a real incident at the Golden Theatre that went viral.

Harris live-tweeted the episode as he watched, voicing his support and additional commentary. See below for some his thoughts—including his admiration for Audra McDonald, the episode's connection to his Off-Broadway show "Daddy", and his notes for wardrobe.

Further down, take an exclusive look at the author's note that was included in C**ksucker in Chains' prop Playbill, as penned by Good Fight staff writer Eric Holmes.


Production Photos: Slave Play on Broadway

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