Comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr.'s one-man-show offers an autobiography of a sensitive, light-skinned African American man growing up in Oakland during the height of the Black Pride movement. More…
"ColorStruck" recounts how, as a child, Lacy was shunned by some people in the Black community for not being dark enough and ostracized by some members in the white community for being too dark. It develops into an examination of how cultural assumptions underlie institutionalized racism and how they make us judge people by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.
See it if If you do not care about a well written play. This show misses the mark.
Don't see it if If you want to see a good play or one that factually deals with race relations.
See it if you'd like to see stand-up comedy used to express what being a black man in the US has been like for the past half century.
Don't see it if you're looking for a fully formed play.
See it if you like comedy with a message. This is a stellar performance using many projected images to define the need for dialogue on "race" issues.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy one-person performances even though this one is brought alive with many individuals mentioned and projected.
See it if You're interested in black U.S. history from a personal viewpoint. This solo show isn't shy in expressing a viewpoint that should be heard.
Don't see it if You can't tolerate criticism of right wing politics.
See it if You want to see a biopic and a social commentary on racism. Revealing on many points that we still have a ways to go. Great show to see
Don't see it if You do not like one man shows
See it if you'd like to see the serious subject of institutional racism dealt with in a humorous but intelligent manner
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, especially those that may provoke you
See it if You’re interested in African American culture and problems
Don't see it if You’re sensitive to some opinions that seem insulting to white people
See it if you are interested in history from a personal viewpoint of a black kid/man growing up/living in Oakland, CA backed up by great projections.
Don't see it if you are not interested in how black people were treated in the 60s, 70s etc. and unfortunately too often are still treated in 2019.
See it if Strong, one-man performance. Compassionate, but with a specific political message: pro-reparations.
Don't see it if One audience member, probably pro-Trump, walked out. In general, the apparently anti-Trump audience gave the show a rousing reception.
See it if you enjoy one-person shows tackling important social issues in a humors, thoughtful and engaging way. Including heartfelt, personal stories.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-person shows or you are conservative and won't appreciate an open, explicit exploration of racism in the US.
See it if You’re interested in an inside look at an experience of a person of color dealing with race in America. Times have not drastically changed
Don't see it if you are comfortable with how you see race relations and are not interested in the historical elements in relation to current events.
See it if you at looking for a historic, if totally negative, view of black-white societal relations in America.
Don't see it if you are looking for any optimism about, or suggestions for improving, race relations in America now, or an even-handed view of the past.
See it if If you have an interest about looking into racism and where we are today...
Don't see it if If you live in a bubble and are not open to all perspectives of racism in the United States
See it if Race relations in America are important to you. Tendentious historical perspective often riveting and frequently amusing. Makes one think!
Don't see it if Confronting race tensions is difficult for you. Participating in optional performance discussions is not your thing.
See it if you are interested in how race relations/history is perceived by Afro-Americans. Gets more interesting, with talk-back after show.
Don't see it if you don't like forceful opinions, a little preachy especially at beginning.
See it if you enjoy social commentary and personal stories addressing African American race issues in America
Don't see it if you're politically conservative and sensitive to race topics
See it if You enjoy solo performances concerning race relations in the US, addressing past and present events with limited staging, music & video.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one man shows & discussions about race, especially from the perspective of an African-American man. Ltd staging & effects.
See it if You enjoy comedic story telling that explores race from personal perspective in past and current tense. Comedic take on serious subject.
Don't see it if You think white males are the real victims of racism.