Lone Star Ensemble Presents Blank by Brian Stanton
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The last date listed for Blank was Thursday June 17, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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An African-American attorney with a successful career discovers she has an Iraqi half-sister she never knew about in award-winning playwright Wendy Graf's latest work. This hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures stars L.A Weekly and NAACP Award-winner Diarra Kilpatrick as up-and-coming corporate attorney Julie Dolan, whose carefully constructed life begins to crumble when she meets her half-sister Neyla. Neyla, a violinist, has fled Iraq to audition for Julliard, but Julie suspects there is more to her story. Graf's fresh spin on racial relations gives each of its characters their own voice and point of view as they navigate in a world that has become interconnected and multicultural on every level. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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Blank is a very moving story and well acted. The way Brian plays different characters and seamlessly switches between them is amazing. Equally exceptional, is the way he transitions to different settings and times in his life, taking the audience to places with such vivid details. This is one of Brian's best performances.
Quotes & Highlights
- "In director McKerrin Kelly's brisk, passionate production, Stanton's writing is simultaneously dramatic and erudite, elegantly juxtaposing the philosophy of Plato and Buddha along with his own not-to-be-disparaged poetic turn of a phrase -- and he demonstrates a flair for creating unexpected images out of the most minimalist concepts.... Stanton's skill in balancing a profoundly personal tale with classic underpinnings ultimately hints at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless." --<em>LA Weekly</em>
Blank is a world-premiere play, written by and starring Brian Stanton, co-founder of the Lone Star Ensemble. Blank is the heartwarming and humorous story of Stanton's courageous and difficult journey to connect with his birth mother on the urging of his adoptive mother. Stanton intends the play to promote discussion and awareness of adoptee issues.