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Blaxploitation 2: You Know How We Deux


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Against a provocative backdrop of outsize minstrel-show advertisements, this pungent new sketch revue mines modern racial issues for bitter laughs. Writers Kevin Douglas, Inda Craig-Galvan, and Carla Stillwell display sharp, uncompromising wit, slightly off-kilter sensibilities, and devilish glee in pointing out absurdities and inconsistencies. Among the subjects they address in this Ma'at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre show are Michael Richards's outburst, Hurricane Katrina (personified as an unruly brat), men living on the down low, and the embarrassing antics of latter-day minstrels such as Flavor Flav. One of the best lines is a throwaway: the title of a Tyler Perry-esque stage play is "God Sho' Do Love Black People as Long as They Ain't Gay." --Zac Thompson a Through 3/18: Thu-Fri 8:30 PM, Sat 8 PM, Sun 3:30 PM, Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 312-871-3000, $19.50-$22.50.

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