Blackademics at MPAACT
A visit to a strange cafe unearths the tensions between two female African American professors who've yet to decide if they're friends or competitors
Written by: Idris Goodwin Directed by: Marie Cisco and Shepsu Aakhu
Ann and Rachelle – "frienemies" and colleagues in academia set out for a night on the town. What begins as a celebratory meal morphs into a spirited discourse of their personal and political ideologies. The evening doesn't go quite as planned; their sly server, Georgia, provokes the competitive tensions between them, transforming the evening into something neither of them expected. Part hunger, part humor, Blackademics engages the audience in a lively dramatization of modern black psychology.
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There will also be a dinner and discussion after at nearby "Simply It" 2269 N. Lincoln Ave, an exotic but casual Vietnamese restaurant offering a broad menu of noodle, stir-fry and grilled dishes, plus appetizers and salads, with most entrees under $13.
Street meter parking is available, also discounted parking at Children's Memorial Hospital lot, a block north on Lincoln, for $6 all day on weekends with validation.