Acting Black

Written and performed by Carlyle Brown

Directed by Noel Raymond

Lighting design by Mike Wangen

first presented at the Southern Theater in 2015

Acting Black

Part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, part Ted Talk complete with PowerPoint presentation and inspired by the styles and traditions of the likes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and the outrageous Lord Buckley, Acting Black riffs on the roots of American racism and its consequences for all of us. You will laugh out loud while being hit where you live, in the gut. Acting Black explores the appropriation of the African American narrative through performance and traces the birth of its’ beginning from a single individual on a specific night in Louisville, Kentucky in 1828, to the racial conflicts we still endure to this day.

Performances are One Week Only

Thursday, May 18th at 7:30PM
Friday, May 19th at 7:30PM
Saturday, May 20th at 7:30PM

Tickets: Pay What You Can
Buy tickets online here or call 612-339-4944.

Audience Advisory: Recommended for Mature Audiences (16+) due to content and language.
Performance run time: 60 minutes. No intermission.