Point of Revue

Point of Revue
by Yonas Assefa, David Barr III, Warren C. Bowles, Carlyle Brown, Don Cheadle, Kia Corthron, Eisa Davis, Kirsten Greenidge, Dwight Hobbes, Syl Jones, Thomas W. Jones II, Gavin Lawrence, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'Hara, Jevetta Steele

Productions (2)
  • Dramatic/Comedic vaudeville
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 3 either (12-60 actors possible: 6-20 f, 6-40 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Modular set that can accommodate specific requirements of 15 short plays.

Point of Revue
by Yonas Assefa, David Barr III, Warren C. Bowles, Carlyle Brown, Don Cheadle, Kia Corthron, Eisa Davis, Kirsten Greenidge, Dwight Hobbes, Syl Jones, Thomas W. Jones II, Gavin Lawrence, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'Hara, Jevetta Steele

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Productions (2)
  • Dramatic/Comedic vaudeville
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 3 either (12-60 actors possible: 6-20 f, 6-40 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Modular set that can accommodate specific requirements of 15 short plays.

A composite shot of African America...with attitude. Through a riveting series of short plays and songs, this vaudeville defies stereotype as it explores a myriad of topics and places, from Northern Uganda to the American South, HIV to Condoleeza Rice. Swinging from the serious to the absurd, there's plenty to laugh and cry about in this powerful piece.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

A composite shot of African America...with attitude. Through a riveting series of short plays and songs, this vaudeville defies stereotype as it explores a myriad of topics and places, from Northern Uganda to the American South, HIV to Condoleeza Rice. Swinging from the serious to the absurd, there's plenty to laugh and cry about in this powerful piece.

  • Dramatic/Comedic vaudeville
  • 90 - 115 minutes
  • 6 f, 6 m, 3 either (12-60 actors possible: 6-20 f, 6-40 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Modular set that can accommodate specific requirements of 15 short plays.

Published Reviews

"Point of Revue accentuates American injustice and inequality and focuses on providing live evidence that reveals the harsher side of humankind... the audience is left with a raw and realistic look at life, which includes the lewd and vulgar as well as the beautiful and noble."

Skylar Kangas, sotanLIFE

Point of Revue opens with a Charlie McCarthy-style dummy show, except in this case little Charlie has assumed the persona of a redneck and his puppet master is a black man played by playwright/actor Warren C. Bowles. In its own silly way, the piece comments on the tug-of-war characterizing race relations in America. But the most immediate thing is its hilarity. ...There's much more where that came from in this showcase of mini-plays, a contemporary vaudeville-style revue featuring the talents of nine prominent African-American playwrights and one composer, J.D. Steele. The most over-the-top of all is "Secretary of Shake," by Eisa Davis, a bit in which two women with international relations degrees try out to be Condoleezza Rice's backup dancers.

Christy DeSmith, St. Paul Pioneer Press

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OCT 15, 2008 - OCT 20, 2008
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL United States
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL United States
MAR 17, 2006 - APR 09, 2006
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Minneapolis, MN United States
Mixed Blood Theatre Company Minneapolis, MN United States
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MAR 17, 2006 - APR 09, 2006
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
Minneapolis, MN United States
Mixed Blood Theatre Company Minneapolis, MN United States