Sunday, June 10, 2012
Let's Write a Song About the Electric Chair
This show is an in-your-face look at racial injustice in America's history. Using the racial stereotypes made prominent in minstrel shows, this tuner packs a wallop.
Susan Stroman's creative staging makes use of basically an empty stage and a few chairs to tell the tale.
It's a shame this show didn't do better on Broadway, though it's easy to understand how the topic didn't lend itself to commercial success.
I also had a delightful time walking around San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park.