Friday, 12 July 2013 17:09

TPTBT (The Place to Be Tonight): Friday, July 12

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Who: Gitana Productions
What: SOY YO! (I AM ME!) AN AFRO LATINA SUITE
When: Tonight and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3.
Where: The Kranzberg Center, 501 North Grand

Why: SOY YO!, according to the producers, "takes the audience on a journey from the 1700’s to 2013 with one family of mixed African and Latino heritage. The range of struggles faced by this family mirror those of more than 9 million Americans who self identify as multi-racial or multi-ethnic. A collaboration between playwright Mariah Richardson and director Vivian Anderson Watt, Soy Yo! uses drama, dance and music to address the complex issue of mixed identity during different generations in America." Now that we're still feelling all patriotic from the July 4th weekend, what better time to learn about a little-known contribution to the rich ethnic mix that makes America strong? "Gitana Productions joyfully and effectively struts its stuff," writes Tina Farmer in her review for 88.1 KDHX, "with the entertaining, educational and dance infused play SOY YO! (I AM ME!)." For more information: www.gitana-inc.org

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