Directed by Broadway's Jasmin Richardson and choreography by Gregory Omar Osborne, Progressive Theater is proud to present THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN for Black History Month. The production is being produced in collaboration with the South Orange/Maplewood Coalition on Race.
What's a black girl from sunny Southern California to do? White people are blowing up black girls in Birmingham churches. Black people are shouting "Black is beautiful" while straightening their hair and coveting light skin. Viveca Stanton's answer: Slap on a bubbly smile and be as white as you can be! In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the sixties through the nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism and Broadway showbiz until she's forced to face the devastating effect self-denial has had on her life.
Running February 16th & 17th!