Part of FringeNYC: Summer 1966, an unknown protege sparked a new demand during the last great march of the Civil Rights Movement. That demand was for "POWER" and his name was Stokely Carmichael. More…
Categories: Solo Show, Drama, National. From Meshaun Labrone in Association with Conspicuous Fire. Written by Meshaun Labrone. Directed by Jennifer Knight.
"Labrone portrays Carmichael and several other characters to illustrate the injustice of our fundamentally racist society; thanks to the beautiful work of director Jennifer Knight, each character is distinct, hallowing, and necessary...The play features moments that are 'squirm-in-your-seat' uncomfortable, balanced by moments of heartwarming beauty, all of which combine to create an experience that I will be thinking about for a long, long time to come." Full Review
"One can count it as a missed opportunity that a show with the title ‘Power! Stokely Carmichael’ tells us so little about the life of Stokely Carmichael…Labrone energetically captures Carmichael’s polemical flourishes…He is a technically adept performer…But, in a 70-minute play about Stokely Carmichael, shouldn’t there be less bubbly (fewer anonymous characters and extraneous entertainment) and more…Stokely Carmichael – the breadth and evolution of his thought, the details of his life?" Full Review
See it if you have never heard of Stokely Carmichael and the Black Power Movement. You will be awakened and MOVED.
Don't see it if you have no interest in the socio/political climate we are currently experiencing.
See it if See it if you are aware of the social injustices that are taking place in the world. If you want to see brilliant acting & a great script.
Don't see it if If you are not willing to take in brutal truths.
See it if you believe in social justice and want to be inspired
Don't see it if you are not interested in historical figures who made a difference in this world or if you only like to see mindless entertainment
See it if You want to see why "Black Power" is necessary & why "Black Lives Matter" is necessary; and want to learn something of the Black Experience!
Don't see it if You can't handle the truth!!!