Presented by SpeakEasy Theatre
Price: General Admission – $31.25 Preview Nights – $26.25
Student (at door) – $22.50
Proudly supported by Canada Council for The Arts and the BC Arts Council
A subversive comedy to shake the “Woke”
SpeakEasy Theatre presents the West coast premiere of Young Jean Lee’s provocative play; The Shipment.
The New York Times says “Cultural images of black America are tweaked, pulled and twisted like Silly Putty in “The Shipment,” a subversive, seriously funny new theater piece”. Theatre Mania calls The Shipment “An insightful piece about black identity politics that is daring, provocative, and very, very funny.”
About the show:
Biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.
Directed by Omari Newton and Kayvon Khoshkam
Featuring: Kiomi Pyke, Chris Francisque, Omari Newton, Adrian Neblett & Andrew Creightney
Lighting Design: Itai Erdel
Set Design: Markian Tarasiuk
The Shipment features:
*Please note: This is a rental presentation and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions