Pictured: Lanette King
KC Melting Pot Theatre has announced the cast for the third production in their 17/18 season, Lisa B. Thompson’s SINGLE BLACK FEMALE.
Directed by Teresa Leggard, the production features Karis Harrington as Single Black Female 1 and Lanette King as Single Black Female 2.
From the press release: “A hilarious two-woman show that deftly uses comic sketches à la Saturday Night Live to look inside the lives of thirty-something middle class Black women as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize their beauty, power, and strength outside of stereotypical images in theater, film, and television. The play presents a time capsule of the early 2000s at the height of the “Oprah” era before there was a Black Bachelorette and an African American president, and the beginning of a new wave of Black cultural production that continues to challenge static representations of Blackness in the 21st century. In a climate where the voices of women across racial lines rise to challenge systemic inequality, SINGLE BLACK FEMALE offers audiences insights into the long history of Black women negotiating gender, race, and class in acts of survival in order to achieve success.”
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE runs February 23rd – March 10th at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central in Penn Valley Park, Kansas City Mo. For more information visit kcmeltingpot.com.