Sunday, February 12, 2006

Funnyhouse of a Negro: 02/12/2006

Today were the final two performances of The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of Funnyhouse of a Negro. Adrienne Kennedy's 1964 play received an OBIE award for distinguished play and is being directed by Billie Allen, the actress who originated the leading role in the original production. Unfortunately, her interpretation lacks imagination making the difficult play, which is essentially a monologue, seem mired in exposition. In the role of Sarah, Suzette Azariah Gunn doesn't vary much from borderline hysteria for much of the evening. Thankfully the set, lighting and especially the sound design is first rate making the production interesting but never matching the creativity of the text.

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