|That's Funny. You Didn't Sound Black On The Phone.
| Open: 05/03/13 Close: 05/04/13
A 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival "Best Comedy" Nominee and 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival feature
A politically incorrect one-woman comedic cage match pitting race against class against religion. Tales of a non-conformist black girl in extreme rural Maryland who almost “gives up on black people”, takes The Official Preppy Handbook as her co-pilot, and flees to a Delaware boarding school with dreams of being nouveau riche and living Jesus-free in Connecticut. Dark, dark, comedy from a dark, dark comedian in about an hour.
“Jacquetta Szathmari explains that for many years she had “given up on being black,” not out of any internalized racism but because she had always disapproved of the narrow definition of behavior imposed on her by the outside community. In her cracklingly smart, funny, philosophical and often politically incorrect monologue, Szathmari describes growing up in an isolated, hardscrabble rural Maryland community, where she always dreamed of finding class and culture—it’s not that she didn’t want to be black, she wanted to be upper class and live the life exemplified by a copy of The Official Preppy Handbook she purchased at a library bookstore. Thoughtful, introspective and sweetly intimate, Szathmari’s solo show offers a great deal to ponder, as it presents a genuine, unapologetic nonconformist on her own journey of self-discovery. " Reviewed by Paul Birchall, L.A. Weekly
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