04 Jan

Race

Kerry Washington David Alan Grier

Kerry Washington David Alan Grier


Race on Broadway by Bruce Banter

Race is a powerful Broadway Play that isn’t going to do anything to help foster better race relations. In fact, if one easily falls prey to suggestion it may make them worse.
Simply because it doesn’t correctly portray African American sentiments toward whites in a post Obama era or a pre Obama era.
Black folk don’t hate white folk for slavery, Jim Crow, segregation etc as a collective although it would make sense.

Three lawyers in a firm, two black and one white, must decide whether to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. (more…)

24 Dec

Superior Donuts

superior donuts
Superior Donuts by Bruce Banter

This is probably broadways best kept secret. A dramatic comedy that is actually funny.
When I heard it being positively discussed on WHCR 90.3 fm recently. I decided that it was worth the price of admission. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed and the audience really meant it when they gave the cast a standing ovation at the end.
Superior Donuts takes place in Chicago and deals with the plight of an African American college kid who loves betting on sports and the liberal polish donut shop owner he works for. Interspersed is a racist Russian immigrant with big dreams and a knack for making the audience smirk and laugh. A male and female cop who are regulars at the donut shop and a local elderly female who has a love for alcohol. (more…)

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