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    Queens College students put on a production of “An Octoroon” at the Goldstein Theater

    “An Octoroon” is a play that makes you laugh, and really think about what it is you’re laughing at. The play, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, ran from October 26th to November 5th in the Queens College Goldstein Theater. The play is about a Louisiana plantation on the brink of bankruptcy, and the cast of characters doing their best to deal with the impending financial collapse. The play also played with race in a way that was particularly tongue-in-cheek: there was a character in blackface, another in “whiteface,” and another in “redface.” The play made me uncomfortable, but that was precisely its goal; by the end of the show, one character…