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a photograph: lovers in motion written by Ntozake Shange
NEC's Amazing February Adaptation
adapted and directed by Ifa Bayeza
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00PM
THEATRE 80 ST MARKS
80 ST MARKS PLACE
East Village Between !st and 2nd Avenue
"A Photograph: Lovers in Motion" a one act play written by Notzake Shange adapted and directed by Ifa Bayeza. "A bold and prescient exploration of love within the world of Black creative artists in the waning years of the Black Arts Movement in San Francisco. A love story about the challenge of commitment and trust; about violence (relational, intimate, verbal, physical), cast, class, desire, and the making of art. In the interplay of a dancer/poet and a photographer – two art forms, two wounded/brilliant people – a drama of intrigue, lovers in motion. in their orbit are three characters (all of whom are afflicted with the kind of insecurities and delusions only available to those who learned of themselves through the trauma of racism) they struggle to communicate, to create their own image, to create their world when the country as a whole, its history, its daily pulsation are contested and disfigured. The struggle becomes a kind of combat breathing, leaving little more than moments of fury and homicidal desire; yet, they struggle to love. A memory play.