Saturday, September 12, 2009

Grab some news

Some news you might be able to use (of the recent and theatrical variety):

At that Southern California high school where the clueless principal cancelled a production of *Rent* and then reversed herself, even as cast members were being threatened, they've owned up to the fact that a little sensitivity training (to help prevent harrassment and discrimination) might be in order.

You know that replica of an Elizabethan theater that they constructed for *Shakespeare in Love* 11 years ago? They're going to reassemble it in some as-yet-to-be-determined northern-England city, and Sir Ben Kingsley's British Shakespeare Company is going to perform plays in it.

Tyler Perry is going to film Ntozake Shange's most famous play in Nov.-Dec. in Atlanta and then release it under the Lionsgate label sometime next year.
"for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf" (1975) is a black feminist "choreopoem" in which, for example, "Lady in Blue" decides to have an abortion, "Lady in Red" recounts a story of domestic violence, etc. (Bobo enjoyed the Onyx Theater Company production at the East Central Community Center in, he's guessing, the late '90s.)

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At September 17, 2009 8:25 AM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

This will be Perry's first movie based on material that's not his own. I'm just waiting for him to play "Lady in Yellow" in drag.


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