Jubilee Theatre launches 2019-2020 season Sept. 27

Jubilee Theatre will open its 2019-2020 season with the highly acclaimed play Single Black Female by playwright Lisa B. Thompson, who also is Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of the book Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle-Class.

The play runs Sept. 27-Oct. 27 at the downtown Fort Worth theater with the opening performance beginning at 8 p.m. Single tickets are priced at $24, $27 and $32. All are available at the box office, by telephone (817.338.4411), or online (www.JubileeTheatre.org). Student and Group discounts are available.

This production will feature the return of local director vickie washington, who spells her name in all lower case letters.

The comedic female duo production moves with rapid-fire vignettes examining the lives of 30-something African-American, middle-class women. They search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them among a parade of stereotypical images, Jubilee said in a news release.

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Jubilee’s mission is to create and produce theatrical works that give voice to the African-American experience, and has labeled this entire season “Shades of Us!.”

Single Black Female has received enormously positive reception since its 2004 premiere. The New York Times pronounced the play “a socially significant and very entertaining show that manages to be simultaneously self-deprecating and proud.” 

Single Black Female will run Thursday through Saturday nights, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Thompson’s work has been published in Contemporary Plays by African American Women: Ten Complete Works (University of Illinois Press, 2015) and Catch The Fire: A Cross-Generational Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry.

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Jubilee’s mission is to create and produce theatrical works that give voice to the African-American experience.

Jubilee Theatre

506 Main St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102

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