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TWO SHOWS! Please come to the debut of:
written/performed by Lisa Marie Rollins
directed by W. Kamau Bell
Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Madonna have adopted black children. How could it not be good? Should you go pick one up? Especially after you see their faces on TV looking so sad? "Ungrateful Daughter", Lisa MarieÃÃ,Â¢s riveting solo show, examines being a black girl adopted into a white family and how all that relates to these celebrity crazes, the Haitian and Ethiopian ÃÃ,Â¢orphansÃÃ,Â¢ and the myth of colorblind love.
In the early 1970ÃÃ,Â¢s Lisa Marie is adopted by a couple seeking an ÃÃ,Â¢Asian-mixÃÃ,Â¢ baby and end up with a little black girl whose racial identity is hidden by the adoption agency. Funny and sharp, it is a story that thrusts us into the complicated racial knots of being a transracial adoptee that are so hard to untangle. Especially when your family doesnÃÃ,Â¢t see you as black.
In a rush of electrifying story-telling, spoken word poetry and hilarious, unexpected characterizations, Lisa Marie reveals a sometimes disturbing story that makes clear what it's like to attend an almost exclusively white, private elementary school; expresses her fierce love for her conservative, Republican, Christian, organic farmer parents and her thoughts about the new group of liberal, well- meaning, white adoptive parents that strain her patience--over and over again. Infused with a gentle sense of humor as well as a seething rage, Lisa Marie wonders if she will ever heal from the secrets, stolen histories and unknowns she and so many other adoptees share.
This event is appropriate for youth. Especially your black adopted child. Some curse words and sexuality, but nothing they haven't heard.
Stage Werx Theatre
533 Sutter Street @ Powell
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|