Nov 22 - Dec 2, 2017 | 8:00PM | Vancity Culture Lab
SpeakEasy Theatre presents the West Coast Canadian 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.”
In The Shipment, Lee uses her razor-sharp and unsettling humor to upend the surface stereotypes and tropes of African Americans that permeate our media, entertainment industry, and the dominant culture (aka White-framed) narrative. Audiences are confronted with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand that force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.
General Admission - $31.25
Student (at door) - $22.50
*Please note: This is a rental presentation and is not eligible for Cultch subscriptions