Dad’s Garage Opens Morgan Freeman Presents: The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

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A one-man sketch comedy show about all of the super accurate, on-target, errorless, authentic, realistic and never faulty, flawed, erroneous, distorted or one-sided ways black males are portrayed in the media.

*Not the actual Morgan Freeman

On Friday, November 14th at 8pm, Mark Kendall will take the Dad’s Garage stage (A.K.A. the 7 Stages stage) to perform his one-man show – Morgan Freeman Presents: The Magic Negro and Other Blackness. Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle IS Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look – a look narrated by none other than the iconic Morgan Freeman! (No, not really. C’mon guys – we’re a small non-profit theatre.) Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-man show from the mind of Dad’s Garage’s own Mark Kendall examines the representation of black males in the media. From prison to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Black Jesus – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. Word to your mother… but not the n-word.

Following Mark’s scripted show, he’ll be joined by the cast of Dark Side of the Room, a Dad’s Garage improv group made up of Rickey Boynton, Jon Carr, Cris Gray, Khari Hunt, and Mark Kendall for some long form improv. The group will get a suggestion of a famous movie (I.E. Titanic or Jaws) from the audience and together they’ll explore what the African American characters in the movie were doing while the filmed portion of that movie was taking place – making a super exciting new movie that you’ll probably wish you had seen instead!

Age Appropriateness: This show is not appropriate for anyone not old enough to experience adult humor or anyone that just doesn’t like it.

VITALS:

Morgan Freeman Presents: The Magic Negro and Other Blackness Written by and Starring Mark Kendall

Directed by Megan Leahy Nov 14th – Dec 6th – Thurs, Fri, & Sat @ 8pm** in 7 Stages Theatre’s Back Stage

(**November 21 & 22 performances at 7pm)

Pay What You Can Performance – Monday, November 24th at 8pm

TICKETS:   Thursdays: $10.50 online, $12.50 phone & door Fridays: $15.50 online, $17.50 phone & door Saturdays: $18.50 online, $20.50 phone & door *Fancy Pants (VIP) Seats — available for all evenings for an additional $7 online and by phone. Not available for purchase at door.

http://www.dadsgarage.com/shows/season-20/scripted/the-magic-negro.aspx

THEY’VE MOVED!

It’s true! Our building has been demolished and we’re now doing most of our shows right up the street at 7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points. Haven’t heard yet? Get more details here: http://www.dadsgarage.com/moving-faq.aspx

About Dad’s Garage Theatre Company:

Founded in 1995, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company has grown from a small volunteer led organization to a thriving mid-size theatre led by professional artistic and administrative staff that includes over 300 volunteers and performers. We now entertain more than 33,000 people each year in Atlanta, public events across the state, and at improv festivals across the continent. In addition to outrageous original productions, Dad’s Garage produces improv shows year-round, educates young improvisers in a year-round high school outreach program, and facilitates classes and workshops for the general public. The mission of Dad’s Garage is to engage, cultivate and inspire artists and audiences alike by producing innovative, scripted and improvised works that are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for being undeniably awesome.