Inspiring a Variety of Reactions

Race and racism: powerful words that can make human blood boil. These words have come up in conversations at breakfast tables, in classrooms and on political power fronts for centuries. Race and racism are words that make people passionate. They ignite historical and controversial moments and provoke Americans to define themselves by who they are and where they come from. The words race and racism raise eyebrows, thoughts and questions. Examine these intense topics with Undermain Theatre's presentation of Young Jean Lee's The Shipment. This variety show will have you both laughing and squirming in your seat as it takes head on society's issues of cultural identity and race. Enjoy stand-up comedy, singing, dancing and a rags-to-riches story. Are race and racism figuratively and metaphorically black and white? You be the judge. Concluding its 27th season with this provocative and thought-provoking number, Undermain's cast for The Shipment includes Adam A. Anderson, David Jeremiah, Beverly Johnson, Christopher Piper and Akron Watson. The production is directed by Stan Wojewodski Jr. and runs through 25 at Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St. Tickets are $10 to $25. For more information call 214-747-5515 or visit
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 1. Continues through June 25, 2011
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Carli Baylor