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Oakland takes a visit to ‘The Colored Museum’

February 14, 2008
By Tribune Chronicle
YOUNGSTOWN — The Oakland Center for the Arts will stage George C. Wolfe’s play ‘‘The Colored Museum’’ as a special Black History Month production.

The play, first staged in 1986, takes a satirical look at issues issues of color and examines the myths and stereotypes of black culture.

Slavery, fashion and other black-themed stage productions all get skewered in the script by Wolfe, a Tony Award winner for directing ‘‘Angels in America’’ on Broadway.

The production is directed by Johnny R. Herbert with choreography by Nikita Jones.

The cast features Kim Adkins, Kenneth Brown, Dixie Crystals, Samantha Daisher, Thomas Fields, Carla Gipson, Brandon Martin, and Lois Thornton.

The production is underwritten by Michael Morley.

‘‘The Colored Museum’’ will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students and can be reserved by calling 330-746-0404.

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The Oakland Center for the Arts will stage George C. Wolfe’s play ‘‘The Colored Museum’’ as a special Black History Month production. The play, first staged in 1986, takes a satirical look at issues issues of color and examines the myths and stereotypes of black culture.

 
 
 

 

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