Review “Rasheeda Speaking” (Rivendell Theatre): Powerful

Rivendell Theatre presents the World Premiere of Rasheeda Speaking.
 

Playwright Joel Drake Johnson’s story prompts a “No, she didn’t” response followed closely by a hand over the mouth. His conversations provoke a definite uncomfortable reaction. Stereotypes are teased out. Some of the dialogue is candy-coated politically correct. And other times, the offensive barb is just hurled. Johnson provides an office battleground for assault; cloaked paired with gasp-worthy. When a doctor wants to fire a black receptionist, he promotes his white office manager to spy. Rasheeda Speaking is discriminating from every angle.

 
Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat. 
Photo by Joe Mazza

 

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