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If Black Theatre Troupe has shown us anything over the years, it’s that there are infinite ways of being black (or any other race) and that any black-white interaction is about race, even when the parties involved desperately wish that it weren’t. In the troupe’s current offering, Tommy J &...
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If Black Theatre Troupe has shown us anything over the years, it’s that there are infinite ways of being black (or any other race) and that any black-white interaction is about race, even when the parties involved desperately wish that it weren’t. In the troupe’s current offering, Tommy J & Sally, running through Sunday, December 14, Tommy J enters pop diva Sally’s loft and harangues her with allegations about her pre-fame identity and her history with him. The script is by Mark Medoff, who also wrote the Tony-winning Children of a Lesser God.

Is Tommy telling the truth? Why is he there? And why does white girl Sally use the name of Thomas Jefferson’s black mistress (and slave), Sally Hemmings? Janet Arnold directs the show, which opens at 8 p.m. Friday, November 28, at 1333 East Washington Street. For tickets, $35, visit www.blacktheatretroupe.org or call 602 258-8129.


Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 4, 2 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 5, 2 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Starts: Nov. 28. Continues through Dec. 14, 2014
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