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Firehall Arts Centre presents: The Shipment

 
  • September 25 - October 05
  • Firehall Arts Centre
  • 280 East Cordova Street
    Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3

Written by Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors – Andrew Creightney, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett, and Kiomi Pyke – play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

Wednesday, September 25th - Saturday, October 5th 2019

Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver BC

For more informaiton please visit firehallartscentre.ca

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