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Michael Washington Brown & Athenaeum Theatre Productions present
2017 "BLACK!" (Michael Washington Brown)
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:30PM
Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
Recommended for ages 13+ due to a few "choice words." Performance lasts 90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
This show highlights the nuances and life perspectives of various people who are from the ‘Black global Community’. There are many stereotypes that exist which seem to ‘mesh’ all black people and their stories together. The truth is that there are distinct differences, yet, a very definite similarity between black people from all walks of life. There’s an African, African American, Caribbean and even English or European perspective to consider. These are still only a few in consideration of the much larger picture. Last but not least is the conversation regarding the usage of ‘Black verses African American’.
Each carry distorted and often exaggerated opinions about the other, which is a way to distinguish a separation, even though in truth, we are more alike than otherwise. These factors are well known within the black community, as well known as the unspoken disparity between light skinned blacks verses those who are darker in colour.
Those who live ‘outside’ the black daily experience may never know or realize the inner discrimination that has existed for years.
But where did it come from? And why does it still exist?