If you don't do anything else over the next two weeks, head over to The Arsht Center to see the play, Liberty City.
It is a one-woman play starring Miami native, April Yvette Thompson. She has made a name for herself in the New York theater circuit. Check out her site at www.aprilyvettethompson.com.
The play provides a perspective of black life in Miami rarely seen by outsiders. Thompson's family mix of African-American, Bahamian and Cuban heritage should prove interesting and eye-opening also.
Thompson and co-writer/friend Jessica Blank were on This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney this past Sunday. Their description of the play and responses to Putney's questions were engaging and intriguing.
Thompson plays several characters and the McDuffie riots serve as the backdrop for the storyline. As one who was at the Justice Building (with my Mom) when the rioting started, I'm looking forward to this performance.
If You Go: Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd Miami $40 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org
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