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The Trial

February 15 - March 1

| $-40
The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae

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Karani Marcia Leslie Johnson’s
The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae

This satirical play by Karani Marcia Leslie Johnson is set up as a mock trial of black female identity—specifically the jovial, asexual and servile “mammy,” along with the hyper-sexualized Jezebel-like “Safreeta Mae” stereotypes, which the main character charges, are actually based on television, advertising and the movies, not reality. And it is these stereotypes that have impeded her success in making it up the entertainment industry’s corporate ladder. Interestingly, the playwright herself was an editor and staff writer for CBS, NBC and Fox, with credits that also include The Cosby Show and Parenthood.

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Details

Start:
February 15, 2020
End:
March 1, 2020
Cost:
$-40
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Website:
http://bit.ly/34kfvcc

Venue

Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
6 shows

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