SMART PEOPLE by Lydia R.Diamond
Mitch and Murray Productions is back with another Vancouver premiere of a provocative new play.
Brilliant, hilarious, and incisive, playwright Lydia R. Diamond (writer of The Bluest Eye and Broadway's Stick Fly) explores the deep questions of race and identity in this controversial and fiercely funny play.
On the eve of Obama's first election, four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to racial differences - find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. Everyone wants to be successful, to find love, and to feel as if they've made a positive impact on the world. But what influence does race have on that quest?
In the great tradition of Clybourne Park and Disgraced, Smart People asks the questions that don't always get asked in public.
"A challenge to complacency. Smart People is a splendid new play about race." - The Boston Globe.
"A sexy, serious, and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners." - Variety.
Directed by David Mackay. Featuring Kwesi Ameyaw, Tricia Collins, Aaron Craven and Katrina Reynolds.
Studio 16 (View)
1555 W. 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S1
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|