A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White

A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White
by Adrienne Kennedy

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m
  • Set: Very sparse: a wedding bed, hospital bed, deck chairs, ship railing, row boat and oars.

A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White
by Adrienne Kennedy

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Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m
  • Set: Very sparse: a wedding bed, hospital bed, deck chairs, ship railing, row boat and oars.

A young black writer embarks on a voyage through her life: her parents' marriage, her brother's accident, her romance, then marriage and its subsequent collapse. The voyage takes place within three movies that dominate her mind; Now Voyager, Viva Zapata, and A Place in the Sun. Her voice inhabits three movie stars as she becomes a bit player in her own life.

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Play Details

A young black writer embarks on a voyage through her life: her parents' marriage, her brother's accident, her romance, then marriage and its subsequent collapse. The voyage takes place within three movies that dominate her mind; Now Voyager, Viva Zapata, and A Place in the Sun. Her voice inhabits three movie stars as she becomes a bit player in her own life.

  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m
  • Set: Very sparse: a wedding bed, hospital bed, deck chairs, ship railing, row boat and oars.

Published Reviews

"Ms. Kennedy has carefully forged an emotional bridge that one cannot avoid crossing, regardless of race, age or sex. She is unmistakably the real thing: a strong, utterly individual voice in the American theater."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Possesses a trait often found in fiction and poetry but rarely conveyed by theater: the sense of the interior landscape of a single mind. For Ms. Kennedy's heroines, young black writers struggling to find points of connection in a suffocatingly white culture, that world is self-contained to the point of isolation, artfully woven into a confining net of cyclical rhythms and imagery. Ms. Kennedy's language has a fuguelike quality that only deepens in the speaking of it..."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Production History

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Production Group
Location
DEC 07, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ United States
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ United States
SEP 28, 2012 - SEP 30, 2012
The Contemporary Theater Company
Wakefield, RI United States
The Contemporary Theater Company Wakefield, RI United States
MAR 25, 2006 - MAR 31, 2006
New York University
New York, NY United States
New York University New York, NY United States
OCT 05, 1995 - NOV 03, 1995
Signature Theatre Company
New York, NY United States
Signature Theatre Company New York, NY United States
NOV 05, 1976 - NOV 05, 1976
New York Shakespeare Festival
New YorK, NY United States
New York Shakespeare Festival New YorK, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
DEC 07, 2017 - DEC 10, 2017
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ United States
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
OCT 05, 1995 - NOV 03, 1995
Signature Theatre Company
New York, NY United States
Signature Theatre Company New York, NY United States
NOV 05, 1976 - NOV 05, 1976
New York Shakespeare Festival
New YorK, NY United States
New York Shakespeare Festival New YorK, NY United States