ALBION, Mich. — The Off-Broadway production “Platanos and Collard Greens” has been sold out in New York City since 2003 and now promises to have similar success in Albion. The show comes to the campus’s Kellogg Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m.
“Platanos and Collard Greens” is a thought-provoking romantic story that tells the tale of college students Freeman and Angelita, who are African-Americaromancen and Latino, respectively. They are forced to confront and conquer racial and cultural prejudices while defending their bond to biased family and friends. The play was written by David Lamb and is directed by Summer Hill Seven.
According to the play's website, it “tactfully addresses stereotypes, prejudices and urban myths that exist between African Americans and Latinos, within the context of Hip-Hop, humor, and satire. The play impels the audience to evaluate pervasive stereotypes. Platanos humorously displays these common, yet outrageous, viewpoints while deftly shooting them down and poetically exposing them as misrepresentations of reality. The audience, while laughing out loud, is likely to question conventional attitudes held about themselves and others.”
Co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Organization for Latino/Latina Awareness, this performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Daniel McQuown in the Office of Intercultural Affairs at Albion College, 517/629-0501.