THE TRILOGY-2 1 Act Hrlem Favorites written by Langston Hughes and An Award winning 1 Act by Cal Wilson
1)Limitations of Life:
A humorous treatment of the relationship between servant and mistress romanticized in the Stahl film. More satirical than Hughes's other plays, it reverses the color expectations and undermines the Aunt Jemima stereotype. Set in Harlem, the play uses only three characters, Mammy Weavers, Audette Aubert, and Ed Starks, all of whose names are puns. "Weavers" is a manipulation of "Beavers," "Aubert" a modification of "Colbert," and "Ed Starks" a renaming of "Ned Sparks," a character in the film. The reversal of social relationships and the satirical tone are evident in the setting, a "luxurious living room" that contains an electric griddle and a box of pancake flour with an image of a white Aunt Jemima.
2)SOUL GONE HOME:
Soul Gone Home is a dramatic play about a mother and her son Randolph who goes by Ronnie and has just recently passed away from being sick with tuberculosis. The play is interesting because it starts with the mother screaming "Oh, Gawd! Oh, Lawd! Why did you take my son from me" and we learn that Ronnie has died but then he sits up and starts talking.
3)PAPA RAGGS AND DRINK A WATER:
A DRAMATIC COMICAL PERSPECTIVE. Have you ever seen a homeless person and wondered to yourself, "How did that person get there? Funny, serious, sad, and real.
Berkeley Black Repertory Group Theater (View)
3201 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
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