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Kareem M. Lucas (USA)

INCOMING! BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT IT AIN'T ALWAYS PRETTY

The Public: Shiva Theater

Monday, January 8 - Sunday, January 14

Running Time: 1 Hour

Members and Partners: $20
Non-Members: $25 + fees

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Photo by Stan Demidoff 

INCOMING! is Under the Radar’s festival within a festival, featuring in-process works of artistic ambition by the wildly diverse artists of the Devised Theater Working Group.

Sometimes the best way to deal with your biggest problem is to avoid it. Kareem M. Lucas reanimates the memory of a never-ending night—a wild rollercoaster ride through alcohol, drugs, sex, joy, loss, and self-discovery. He weaves together his past and present to interrogate our desperate need for significance, in life and after death, and mythologizes the everyday experience of a common Black man in America. Black Is Beautiful, But It Ain't Always Pretty is an epic poem about fulfilling one's purpose—if there is any—before time runs out. The clock is ticking.

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This solo piece was previously developed at IRT TheaterJimmy’s No. 43Studio Tisch at NYU Grad Acting, and Magic Time at Judson Arts Wednesdays.

THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.

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Written & Performed by Kareem M. Lucas