Dueling Critics: 'The Good Negro' Takes on Civil Rights Movement

May 21, 2010

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Every movement needs a face. Not the face of a leader, or a politician. But instead the face of someone that everyone outside the movement can relate to and sympathize with. For Reverend Lawrence and his cadre of civil rights workers that face is Claudette, a young mother arrested for bringing her 4-year-old into a whites-only bathroom. Dueling Critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman tell us if The Good Negro is a good play.

On Stage:
The Good Negro
Through June 6
Goodman Theatre

Kelly's Pick:
People We Know
Through June 6
The Side Project

Jonathan's Pick:
A Streetcar Named Desire
Through July 11
Writers' Theatre

Music Button:  Curtis Fuller, "Equinox", from the CD 55 Years of Jazz, (Delmark)