Wiggerlover [white boy+black dad=grey areas]: Solo Comedy Show
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The last date listed for Wiggerlover was Saturday August 27, 2011 / 8:30pm.
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A seminal Scottish drama that hasn't been seen on an American stage in 30 years, the Griffin Theatre Company proudly presents Ena Lamont Stewart's Men Should Weep. A landmark work that was selected by the National Theatre of London's millennium poll as one of the "Top 100 Plays of the Century," this show is set in Glasgow during the 1930s depression. Focusing on the misfortunes of the Morrison family -- six children, two parents and one grandmother all living together in a disordered tenement home -- this family drama touches on many timeless issues, all stemming from the central theme of poverty. At times touching and lighthearted, at others bitter and cathartic, the quiet power of Men Should Weep will stay with you long after the curtain falls. Learn More
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It’s the totally too-good-to-be-true story of one boy’s life in an interracial family in Chicagoland, 1979: part memoir, part editorial, all comedy. Actor/author James Anthony Zoccoli [JAZ] gives a retrospective account of his life growing up as Little Jimmy: a half-Italian, half-Polish kid who wants to be all Black when his White mother gets remarried to an African-American man. Hilarity ensues!
Then, after devoting his youth to crossing racial boundaries and trying to overcome the cultural divide in his personal life, he encounters the irony of all ironies in his adult professional life: having to play a racist character in a major motion picture. More hilarity ensues!
With the election of our first African-American president and the surprising (or revelatory) backlash, the United States has begun a whole new phase of growing pains in its relatively short history. Wiggerlover [white boy+black dad=grey areas] is a creative experiment aimed at proving that laughter is the best medicine…even when it comes to social ills.
The one-man show is accompanied by a live deejay and includes family pictures along with other visual aids. The result is a three-dimensional illustration of the point that investigating our identity as people and as a nation can actually be a little bit fun if you take the time to think about it from another perspective.
A post-show discussion is conducted after every performance to allow the audience a chance to ask their questions and, more importantly, tell their own stories and share their perspectives too.