Black Archives Night at The Black Repertory Theater of Kansas City:
The Colored Museum
Monday, February 19th, 2018 / 7:00pm
1522 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
The Black of Archives of Mid-America will host an evening at The Black Repertory Theater of Kansas City as they present The Colored Museum, a play written by George C. Wolfe, which premiered in 1986 under the direction of L. Kenneth Richardson. In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), the review explores and satires prominent themes and identities of African-American culture. This comedy looks at stereotypes with razor sharp wit! Think the comedy duo Key and Peel.
The sketches include:
Git on Board: Miss Pat, a flight attendant, welcomes the audience aboard the fictional “celebrity slaveship,” whose Savannah-bound journey from the Ivory Coast demands that passengers (the audience) are to obey the “Fasten Shackles” sign and are not to rebel. The sketch explores and critiques the history of African Americans, from slavery to the regency of the basketball star.
Cookin’ with Aunt Ethel: Mammy Aunt Ethel hosts a cooking show in which she sings the recipe on how to “bake yourself a batch of Negros.”
The Photo Session: A glamorous black couple wearing “the best of everything and perfect smiles,” retreats from their past/history into a superficial world of narcissistic glamour. The Photo Session is Wolfe’s critique on the images and models of Ebony magazine. Attendees of the February 19th performance of the play who purchase tickets using the code MBANITE will receive a reduced ticket price.