This October, The Union’s Performing Arts program presents its first musical production, Kirsten Childs’ The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin.
What's a Black girl from sunny Southern California to do? White people are blowing up Black girls in Birmingham churches. Black people are shouting "Black is beautiful" while straightening their hair and coveting light skin. Viveca Stanton's answer: Slap on a bubbly smile and be as White as you can be! In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the sixties through the nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she's forced to face the devastating effect self-denial has had on her life.
Opening Night: Friday, October 12, 7pm
Running: Thursdays – Sundays through October 28
Showtimes: Thursday – Saturday: 7pm
***This program is made possible with the support of Mutual of Omaha.