The life of Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar, is one of the most intriguing -- and important -- chapters in all of Hollywood history. Few people have told that story better than Vickilyn Reynolds (Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk) in her one-woman musical play, Hattie ... What I Need You to Know!. Armed with a gorgeous voice, boundless charm and a remarkable likeness to the late actress, Reynolds plays McDaniel at each stage of her incredible journey: from her start in a family of performers in Denver, to her years on the minstrelsy circuit, and finally her ascent to the heights of Hollywood stardom. At every step, Hattie ... What I Need You to Know! captures the trailblazer's genius with heart and soul. You'll be sure to agree with The New York Times, which enthused, "McDaniel has found an almost ideal interpreter."
We will meet at 6pm for Dinner at the Grub Restaurant/ There is a short drive (0.5 miles per Google Maps) to the theater after dinner. The restaurant is small so dinner limited to the 10 members attending the play. Dinner is optional. Please bring cash, they cannot do separate checks and can only accept two credit cards per table. These are the Grub guidelines, not LAWS.
Since the dinner is a limited attendance event, it is subject to the LAWS No-Show/Late Cancellation policy. If you don’t know what that is, see here: http://www.meetup.com/LAWS-LA-Womens-Social-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/5250469
The play starts at 8:00pm, we will meet in the lobby by 7:45, box office opens 30 minutes before the show. There are several small theaters in this complex be sure you are at the Asylum.
Tickets are for sale on Goldstar to $16.50 ($12.50 ticket $4.00 fee) This is a small 77 seat theater. The premier seating has sold out, please purchase your tickets as soon as you know you are attending.
Free parking on the street at the theater and restaurant
LAWS ATTENDANCE POLICY APPLIES!!!!!