at Magic Theatre
When our dreams of home ownership conjures visions of $1 million fixer-uppers and our futures are laden with credit card debt, the story of the American Dream seems about as ancient as Dante and as hellish as his Divine Comedy. In fact, Dante's opus is the perfect blueprint for Deontay Wilson's solo show American Limbo, Black Soul's journey through African American oppression as he seeks the American Dream. Presented by Oakland Public Theatre, the play melds the prison writings of political prisoner George Jackson with the poetry of Langston Hughes and minstrel show music with Tupac Shakur. An ambitious and compelling work, American Limbo reminds the rest of us to shut up about real estate prices already.
Playing June 15 through July 2
Photo of Deontay Wilson as one of his eight characters in American Limbo.American Limbo