Writer/Producer/Hip-Hop scholar David Lamb brings his first book Do Platanos Go Wit' Collard Greens? to life in the stage production of Platanos & Collard Greens. Directed by Summer Hill Seven, Platanos & Collard Greens, which debuted to sold-out audiences in 2003, has been seen by more than 40,000 people around the country.
Platanos & Collard Greens is a thought-provoking romantic comedy that tells the story of two college students, Freeman, an African-American man, and Angelita, a Latino woman, who are forced to confront and overcome cultural and racial prejudices, while defending their bond from the biases held by family and friends.
Platanos & Collard Greens is guaranteed to make you laugh, inspire you and make you think. Everyone from The Daily News to Caribbean Life to The Amsterdam News is talking about it.
What people are saying:
"Platanos & Collard Greens... a play that everyone can relate to... a Hip-Hop drama... incorporating humor, and utilizing extraordinary, moving and explosive poetry. [This play] wins on all levels: It entertains, educates, [and] leaves one satisfied." - Linda Armstrong, NY Amsterdam News
"...drops science about history and race." - THE SOURCE Magazine
"I've been waiting for this play for 35 years!"- Felipe Luciano, Last Poets (original member), Chairman of Young Lords
"Cultures and passions collide in Platanos and Collard Greens... The play combines dramatic dialogue with the poetics of hip-hop." - New York Post
"Lamb shows his chops... Platanos asks audiences whether blacks and Latinos should love one other." - New York Daily News
"Moments of cutting edge insight mix[ed] with laugh out loud humor. The year's new hit. Catch it soon while you still can!" - Caribbean Life
"Platanos & Collard Greens is sweet, true fun! Bring your appetite for laughter when you go to see this Novela set on stage" - La Diva Latina Magazine