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SpeakEasy Theatre presents The Shipment

The Culture Lab22 Nov '17 to 02 Dec '17 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • SpeakEasy Theatre presents The Shipment
Biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias. 
 
SpeakEasy Theatre Artistic Director Kayvon Khoshkam says, “The play does not judge, nor does it preach, rather it invites us in to share and listen. The Shipment is raw, challenging, and incredibly funny, which is a perfect fit for the style of experience we have established for the company and our audiences. A night out with SpeakEasy is never what you expect, and you will always have a very good time.” 
 
TICKETS & PERFORMANCE DATES 
November 22 - December 2, 2017 at The Culture Lab (1895 Venebles Street). Preview: Nov 22. Opening: Nov 23. Nov 22 - Dec 2 at 8PM; Nov 25 and Dec 2 at 2PM. Tix from $22.50 at thecultch.com/events/the-shipment/
 
Photo by Jens Kristian Balle
Event Location The Culture Lab
Address: 1895 Venebles Street
Postcede: V5L 2H6

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