Yes, they really said that.

Nowadays, we are just more subtle.

promo image for Tainted the courtroom drama about the Rhinelaner mixed marrige scandal of the 1920's

In the mid-1920's, the son of a white multimillionaire commits the shocking social transgression of marrying his


racially mixed sweetheart.

Bride and groom end up riveting the nation as the stars of a sensational trial fraught with social, sexual and racial anxiety. The language and spectacle of that scandal reverberate across the decades.

"TAINTED" is a Two Act play based on the explosive Rhinelander trial that gripped and shook a nation.


 8 men - 6 women

(4 multiracial - 10 white)


Perusal script and info at

The New Play Exchange


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