A limited run of Lisa B. Thompson’s critically acclaimed off-‐ Broadway comedy “Single Black Female” comes to Austin. The two-‐woman show features rapid-‐fire comic vignettes about the lives of 30-something middle-class African American women in urban America, detailing their search for love, clothes and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them among a parade of stereotypical images. Marcus McQuirter, chair of the Austin Community College Drama department, will direct this Texas debut.
The performances, part of the Performing Blackness Series, are sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies in collaboration with the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.
Thompson is an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at University of Texas at Austin, and the author of several plays as well as the book Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New Black Middle Class.
The New York Times described the play’s off-Broadway debut as “a socially significant and very entertaining . . . show that manages to be simultaneously self-‐deprecating and proud.”
There will be three shows: Friday, November 8, at 8 pm; Saturday, November 9, at 8 pm; and Sunday, November 10, at 2:00 PM. The event is free but tickets are required.
Location: George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center’s Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina St., Austin 78702