Rousuck's Review: One-Woman Plays From Everyman, Theatre Project
Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom with reviews of several new productions for the pandemic-inspired virtual stage, including two one-woman shows.
Judy starts off with Everyman Theater's virtual production of Black in the Green Mountains, the third and final installment in playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings's "Queens Girl" Trilogy. Directed by Everyman's new Associate Artistic Director Paige Hernandez, the one-woman play features resident company member Felicia Curry as Jackie, who must confront the gulf between Black and White cultures as she begins her studies at a Vermont college. The play is available as a ticketed stream until February 4, 2021.
Join Everyman tonight for a unique conversation with the powerhouse women behind the Trilogy: Queens Girl: An Inside Look, featuring playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Director Paige Hernandez, and the three transcendent actors who have portrayed the title character. Join them live tonight (Thursday, December 17) at 7pm or access it On-Demand until February 4.
Judy also reviews another extraordinary one-woman play called Unveiled, written and performed by Rohina Malik and now being streamed by Baltimore's Theatre Project. Malik portrays five Muslim women as they sequentially explore Racism, Hate Crimes, Love, Islam, Culture, Language, and not least, Tea. The play is available to stream through January 1, 2021.
Another streaming production Judy spotlights today is Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a play by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon that's directed for Strand Theater Company by Erin Riley. The cast includes Emily H. Gilson, Volcano Jones, and Anna O’Malley Steuerman (who identifies as gender neutral (they/them)). All performances are online, and tickets/viewing links can be purchased here.