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Born light-skinned to a dark-skinned African-American family in 1960s Oakland, Donald E. Lacy Jr. was taunted by other boys as a half breed and grew up with a heightened sensitivity to race and the feelings of alienation and ostracism. It was the time when the Black Pride was enveloping young African Americans and Oakland was one of its epicenters. Lacy's comedy is rooted in the conundrum of expressing Black pride and consciousness while not appearing obviously Black to the naked eye. In ColorStruck, he reflects on the infernal constancy of racism in America while waxing fondly on emblems of the black experience, including hairstyles, pop culture memes and myths of family life. He employs comedy, drama, improvisation, dance, tone poems, hip-hop, and current events to deepen our understanding. The audience is encouraged to sing along and to engage each other. Each performance is followed by a postplay discussion.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 15min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:First Preview:
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  • Ticket Office:2128684444