Award-winning Playwright Performs One-woman Show
Dael Orlandersmith, a nationally known actress, playwright and poet from Harlem, visits Alma to perform a hard-hitting one-woman play that explores the nature of male abuse.
“Black ‘N Blue Boys/Broken Men” takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in the Remick Heritage Center, Strosacker Theatre, at Alma College. Admission is free and open to the public.
“Dael Orlandersmith is a major American playwright and performer whose works stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best dramas of our age,” says Robert Vivian, associate professor of English at Alma College. “Audience members should expect cutting edge and riveting theater that isn't afraid to look at some harsh realities in our culture — namely, the abuse boys and men of all backgrounds have unfortunately experienced.
“This is an unflinching and truthful play that lays bare the troubling complexity of being human and thereby gives all of us the chance to walk out of the darkness into the light,” says Vivian.
Orlandersmith is the Obie Award-winning playwright of “Beauty’s Daughter” and a Pulitzer Prize finalist for outstanding drama for “Yellowman” in 2002.
“Black ‘N Blue Boys/Broken Men” was recently performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago to positive reviews, says Vivian. A reviewer for Time Out Chicago described the performance as an “intense, heart-wrenching piece from a masterful performer and writer.”
Because of the serious nature of its themes, the play is intended for a mature audience.
Posted: Wed, March 6th, 2013 at 8:10AM