Though Ive read novels and plays by playwright/novelist Pearl Cleage, I never saw one of her productions until seeing The Nacirema Society. It was a truly delightful show. The stage setting was beautiful and the actors were terrific, playing snooty, privileged characters to the hilt. The first act sparkled, but it seemed a bit long and extra chatty, but the the pacing of the second act was terrific. Seeing privileged African Americans on stage is rare, so it was an absolute joy to see this very funny and witty performance. The theater is lovely and very comfortable. Id love to see more work by Pearl Cleage at the Alliance Theatre.
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