Happen to be doing some internet browsing and we came across The Colored Museum. We could not believe this was just sitting waiting for us to discover it. Having known about the PBS Great Performances episode of The Colored Museum, which aired February 1st 1991, we never got the chance to see it. We sat and watched the entire thing when we should have been working.(Oops) We also noticed some very familiar faces including Loretta Devine, Suzzanne Douglas, Kevin Jackson, and someone we recently met at The Eve Of Jackie, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney. This is black satire at its best.
The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven “exhibits” undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being black means. ” Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist who takes no prisoners. The shackles of the past have been defied by Mr. Wolfe’s fearless humor, and it’s a most liberating revolt!” – Frank Rich, The New York Times; “Brings forth a bold new voice that is bound to shake up blacks and whites with separate-but-equal impartiality. True satire.” – Jack Kroll, Newsweek.
Enjoy this timeless piece written and directed by George C. Wolfe, currently directing Lucky Guy on Broadway.