|Velina Brown and Dawn L. Troupe. Courtesy Photo|
A SURPRISING AND BOLD STORY ABOUT TWO AFRICAN- AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE LATE 19th CENTURY - DARE TO BECOME LOVERS
The Playwright Shirlene Holmes, has brought the most endearing love story to the San Francisco Stage that I have ever seen. The simple sexual charm makes you want to hug them both. They know that the town people is spreading gossip around about their unusual relationship.
Gossip or not - these ladies immerse themselves with hope and love. They find the courage to dismiss what the neighbors think about them. Their lively discourse is a little uneasy at first -- but the relationship blossoms into sharp lively captivating moments. And Oh - the humor is so provocative and sly. The effecting performances are truly honest and compelling. "EXCELLENT GREAT ART!"
NOW PLAYING AT THE EUREKA THEATRE
Amazing Direction by John Fisher. The Stars are Velina Brown * and Dawn L. Troupe.* Time and place: The mid-1890's in the South.
RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) - trademarked-
(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he produced and hosted a long-running Arts Segment on PBS - KQED)))