Friday, February 20, 2009

Arsht Center: Liberty City (1 review)

Miami native April Yvette Thompson  in her solo show, Liberty City  Photo: Jill JonesLiberty City, by Jessica Blank, is a one-woman show starring April Yvette Thompson. It's playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through March 1.

Christine Dolen reviewed for the Miami Herald:
...because of the artistry of the woman telling that story, one of the finest theater experiences to hit Miami in this or any season becomes a journey that makes you laugh -- a lot -- even as it breaks your heart.

...what Thompson pulls off in Liberty City is a grand, not-to-be-missed experience. As our time-traveling guide from a vastly changed Miami into a past filled with both ideals and shattered dreams, she thoroughly engages us. And with uncommon clarity, her Miami story demonstrates yet again how the political and the personal are inextricably intertwined.

related material:

The Drama Queen gives us some background, Beau Higgins at BroadwayWorld has the skinny, but Miami Artzine has an interview.

No comments:

Post a Comment