Sunday Feb 23, 2020
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This comic insight chronicles the making and the unmaking of a racist, told with heart-felt affection and warmth, a journey specific to her own experiences and universal to many.
Carolyn Meyer, author of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, decided that sixty books were enough, and two years ago she launched a new career as a comedian and storyteller. Her solo show, Don’t Call Me Young Lady!, played for more than a dozen sold-out performances at The Cell before heading to New York in October for the United Solo Theatre Festival.
With a stone-cold gaze and comic insight, The Old White Lady Tells It chronicles the making and the unmaking of a racist, from the naming of her first puppy at the age of four, through the writing of a college essay that would bring cheers from the KKK, and to ultimately standing in front of a black congregation on a Sunday morning. Told with heart-felt affection and warmth, Meyer takes a writer’s surgical precision to growing up in America, a journey specific to her own experiences but also universal to the experiences of many people.
The show plays Sundays—February 23rd, March 1st and March 8th —at The Cell Theatre, 700 First Street NW in Downtown Albuquerque. The performance starts at 4pm. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered at www.forumabq.com.