|Nicholas Japaul Bernard in Citizen - An American Lyric (Jovelle Tamayo)|
Citizen – An American Lyric
Sound Theatre Company and The Hansberry Project
Through July 28.2019
“Because just getting along shouldn’t be an ambition.” That was a microphone-dropping moment among many in this event.
This “event,” a cooperative mounting of a dramatization of the book, Citizen – An American Lyric (written by Claudia Rankine and adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs) by Sound Theatre Company and The Hansberry Project, demands attention and for every possible seat to be filled! I’m naming it an event rather than a “play” because it is a string of poetic narratives that are more like stones in a path or knots in a long rope.