I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and talking with the five uniquely beautiful ladies, each profoundly qualified to tell this story. Their individual and collective public introspection would serve to dispatch much of the conjecture stigmatizing all women of color. Their performance was a beautiful familiarity for those who have “been there” as well as a vivid cultural and social illumination for the entire audience.
As a bonus, I met Mr. Ping Chong and Mr. Talvin Wilks, the directorial battery, who applied their considerable talents and professional experience to grace the August Wilson Center stage with a fresh look at the saga of this city’s women. Decades of mischaracterization and misunderstanding were challenged with the real stories told by the real women in a most entertaining and provocative verbal exchange.
The overall performance was very cleverly executed and accompanied at times by tears, laughter and accolades from the audience; many of whom left at the conclusion with a renewed awareness of the past and a greatly improved perspective for the future.]]>