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  Black! at Zephyr Theatre


Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave. Hollywood

In this dynamic, funny and deeply truthful performance, actor, playwright and storyteller Michael Washington Brown shatters stereotypes, playing out the life stories of four men from around the world (the U.S., England, Jamaica and Africa), each of whom is black — but each of whom has a very different idea about what that means. “Pulls no punches… shocking, funny and engaging… highly recommended” — Chicago Sun Times

Thru - Oct 14, 2018

Sundays: 7:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 323-653-4667

  Black! Reviews
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Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Michael Washington Brown’s solo show BLACK! is a compelling piece, full of humor and honesty and offering insight not only into the black experience, but the human experience as well. Through four different voices – those of an American, a Brit, an African and a Jamaican —he shares life lessons, advice, and (according to Brown) “looks at race through a much wider lens.”"
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Julia Stier

Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...The few examples above do not truly exemplify the richness and passion of Mr. Brown's performance. With high good humor, he exemplifies the pride he feels in his own blackness and the joy he feels in being who he is, all the while acknowledging that, as is true of all people in all times, there are good and bad. Will racism evaporate with time? Not in any time that matters to us now. His hope for the future calls to mind a hope I always feel when watching Star Trek, that of a future in which race or ethnicity, although honored, is irrelevant to the important work at hand."
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Paul Myrvold

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