Genre: Drama, Dance, Musical

Split Ends, Venus Opal Reese's multimedia,multidisciplinary solo performance piece about the relationship between American women of African ancestry and their hair. The show is a profound and heart-stirring journey into the psyche, the absurdity, and the affirming power of being both Black and Woman. The material is based on and uses testimonies from women of African descent and actual hair facts and fearlessly explores this fascinating topic.

Directed By - LIESL TOMMY
About the Company: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club

La MaMa is a remarkable arts institution with a world-wide reputation for producing cutting-edge work in theater, dance, performance art, and music. Founded in 1961 by theater pioneer and legend, Ellen Stewart, La MaMa has produced and presented more than 3,000 theatrical productions to date and is a vital part of the fabric of cultural life in New York City and around the world.

La MaMa provides a supportive home for artists and takes risks on unknown work. Artists such as Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Philip Glass, Robert Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, Blue Man Group, David and Amy Sedaris, -and others whose names you haven't heard of yet - began their careers at La MaMa. International artists introduced to America by La MaMa include Tadeusz Kantor, Andrei Serban, Kazuo Ohno and, more recently, the acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre.La MaMa has been honored with more than 30 OBIE Awards, dozens of Drama Desk and Bessie Awards, and, in 2006, Ellen Stewart was recognized with a special TONY Award for "Excellence in the Theatre."

Preview:   02/01/07
Open:   02/01/07
Close:   02/11/07

Performances run Fridays & Saturdays at 10pm and Sundays at 5:30pm with an added performance on Thursday Feb 1.

Running time is 80 minutes with no intermission. Appropriate for ages 14 and above

Theater:   La Mama (first Floor Theater)
Address:   74A E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
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6 to Bleecker, walk east to Bowery, north to East 4th, east to theater, or take the F or V train to 2nd Avenue & walk to East 4th

Cost:$15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students
Company: La Mama Experimental Theatre Club         Official Web Site: www.lamama.org