In this riveting two-person drama Zoe, a black student, and Janine, her white professor, meet to discuss their differing views on Zoe’s paper about slavery and the American Revolution. This polite clash of ideas soon landslides into an explosive discussion of race, history, privilege, and social justice.

ASL-Interpreted Performance

In partnership with Pine Tree Society, Portland Stage is pleased to offer an ASL-interpreted performance of The Niceties on the evening of Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 pm. As such, please note that there will be two interpreters seated in front of the stage, house right, for the duration of this performance.

Seating for ASL-interpreted performances is located in the orchestra, house right. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available via Pine Tree Society, and advance reservations are required. Please contact Tim Wilbur at or 207-386-5974 to reserve seats.

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Mainstage Theater