The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae

Rated 3.0

The title, subject matter and dramatic approach of this culture-on-trial play are pretty intriguing. It explores how images portrayed in the media help to denigrate both genders and ethnic populations. It also looks at what happens if the blame is used as an excuse by people who quickly dismiss historical context or deeper explanations. There are some strong performances that director James Wheatley has pulled out of this cast. The uneven moments hopefully will work themselves out during the play’s run.