Producing theater companies Liberation Theatre Company, Woodie King Jr.’s National Black Touring Circuit, and SOUL PROductions are proud to present the workshop production of Eric Lockley’s hilarious affirmative action comedy, Blacken The Bubble, starring Christian Felix (Trevor), Noel Joseph Allai (Convington), John Austin Wiggins (G’oldboy), Toccarra Cash (Monique), Chris Davis (Brad), Danielle Brooks (Kanese), Brittany Bellizeare (Chocolate), Rebecca Nyahay (White) and Scott Kerns (Jamie).
“As producers, we are proud to present Blacken The Bubble, as it is a true reflection of our commitment to nurture the works of creative emerging black playwrights.” exclaims Lead Producer Sandra Daley [Liberation Theater Company]. “Blacken The Bubble by Eric Lockley represents a new voice, a perspective, a provocateur; inciting laughter, gasps, and honest conversation regarding race and identity.”
Blacken The Bubble will begin preview performances October 16, 2012 and will officially open October 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm. at The HSA Theater (645 Saint Nicholas Avenue).
Blacken the Bubble is a fast-paced affirmative action comedy examining a “post racial” America. Firm Glass, is in danger of losing government contracts due to the lack of diversity in their predominantly white workplace. To combat this they hire an African- American, Trevor Washington. But when Mr. Washington fails to fill in his race on his paperwork, the office goes into a frenzy to convince Trevor to blacken the “correct” bubble. As schemes get crazier and the stakes get higher, political correctness flies out the window and everyone -black, white, women, men, straight or gay- discovers that “inclusion” might be a lot more than they bargained for.
Through a satirical lens, Blacken The Bubble examines and questions the current notion of a “Post-Racial America”, a phrase coined after the election of President Obama. The play does this by challenging the audience to take part in a complex conversation surrounding issues of race, class, sexuality, gender, and identity in the workplace.
The Movement Theatre Company founding member Jonathan McCrory (Hope Speaks, Enter Your Sleep, Last Laugh) helms this cutting edge production. When asked about his journey with this project McCrory recalls, ”This show has been a year in the making and now to have the opportunity to see it finally take shape is breath-taking / humbling. From the cast, to the journey crafted by our playwright Eric Lockley, to the fully realized design elements my team has and will create a production that you will not want miss.” He goes on to say, “A provocative and hilarious journey, this play will have every audience member examine what part they have in perpetuating racial stereotyping and identity politics in America”
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