The Nacirema Society is the fourth play by Cleage produced by the Ensemble Theatre. Eileen Morris, the company’s artistic director and the show's director, says it highlights a segment of black America that’s often overlooked in discussions about the Civil Rights era. ''It deals with people that don't often have their stories told — that is, elite, upper-middle-class African Americans who had their own maids and a really strong history in their community.'' Oh, and if you're wondering about the show's unusual name, ''Nacirema'' is ''American'' spelled backwards.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through October 21.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 27. Continues through Oct. 21, 2012