Black Panther isn’t a hero “who happens to be Black,” rather Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.
Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.
The unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found.
Bold acting choices, creative set design, and an intriguing-if-uneven script make for an interesting show by Gritty City Rep.
Although the script veers into cliched (if not racist) territory, strong performances and lavish set design save Berkeley Playhouse’s production.
The sets are amazing and the songs are classics, but Dominique Morisseau’s truncated script shortchanges its subjects in this Berkeley Rep world premiere musical.
Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.