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WHITE by James Ljames

WHITE by James LjamesWhite is a funny, 90-minute play that draws on both life and art to examine issues of racism, sexism, gender and identity - a perfect fit for CVRep’s 2018/19 seasonal theme of “a handful of isms.”

In White, gay white male artist Gus cranks out canvas after canvas of cream-colored paintings. He lectures at a college, receives fellowships, and lives with his boyfriend, Tanner, who is of Asian descent. Although Gus has achieved comfortable success he is, by no means, famous. When Gus learns that his best friend Jane has become senior curator at the illustrious Parnell Museum, he implores her to put him in their "New America" exhibition. Unfortunately, Jane tells him that the “New America” only wants female ethnic voices, and that there's no room for white guys.  So, Gus hires Vanessa, a local African American actress, to invent a fictional artist named Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist to claim his art, while also fitting the museum’s desire for “new voices”. Gus and Vanessa construct a quick, humorous backstory for her and everything is going smoothly until Balkonaé takes over and Gus has to deal with the mess he’s made.

Presenter / Producer: Coachella Valley Repertory

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama

Event Phone: 760-296-2966

Coachella Valley Repertory
69930 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage CA 92270

Palm Springs / Coachella Valley

Performance Dates: 1/23/2019 - 2/17/2019
Wednesday, 01/23/2019
Thursday, 01/24/2019
Friday, 01/25/2019
Saturday, 01/26/2019
Sunday, 01/27/2019
Wednesday, 01/30/2019
Thursday, 01/31/2019
Friday, 02/01/2019
Saturday, 02/02/2019
Sunday, 02/03/2019
Tuesday, 02/05/2019
Wednesday, 02/06/2019
Thursday, 02/07/2019
Friday, 02/08/2019
Saturday, 02/09/2019
Sunday, 02/10/2019
Tuesday, 02/12/2019
Wednesday, 02/13/2019
Thursday, 02/14/2019
Friday, 02/15/2019
Saturday, 02/16/2019
Sunday, 02/17/2019

Performance Times
Wed-Sat 7:30PM
Sat-Sun 2PM
Tue Feb 5 and 12 7:30PM

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