Tag Archives: Gives

'Native Son': Antaeus Theatre gives new voice to Richard Wright's enduring questions

Taking a cue from the defining metaphor in the novel’s opening chapter, Kelley adds a new character, the Black Rat (Noel Arthur) — a physical manifestation of the detached voice inside Bigger’s head — to articulate this fractured black identity. “I know what I’m doing. But I can’t help nothin,'” declares the Black Rat, nailing the split between the Bigger ...

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Justin Timberlake Gives 88-Year-Old Superfan 'Best Night Ever' With — Watch!

Bette “Nammie” Maloney had the experience of a lifetime! The 88-year-old superfan couldn’t believe it when, in an Instagram video from late March that has since gone viral, she got tickets to see Justin Timberlake. But she was even more astounded to get a concert shout-out at the 37-year-old singer’s show on Monday — and a chance to meet him! Maloney’s granddaughter, Sarah Watson, documented Nammie’s ...

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Jane Anderson gives her 'Baby Dance' some smart new steps

The improvement is immediately apparent in the relationship between birth mother Wanda (Krystle Rose Simmons) and the African American woman, Regina (Tracey A. Leigh), who wants to adopt with her husband. The tone modulates from comical culture clash to edgy conflict as sophisticated Regina tries to mask her growing discomfort with the trailer-park existence that Wanda leads with her crude, ...

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