‘Neighbors’ Challenges Ideas About Race at convergence-continuum

Fri 7/7-Sat 7/29

Tremont-based convergence-continuum is known for pushing the pocket with its productions, many of which are regional premieres. It goes even farther in its next production, not the typical c-c “wacky people doing surreal things” play but an unsettling, confrontational work called Neighbors, which they describe as “in parts minstrel show, family drama and tragic farce.”

Directed by one of the area’s most interesting and perceptive directors Terrence Spivey, who has never been known to back off from a challenge, the Ohio premiere of the play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins provokes its audience on charged racial matters as a family of black entertainers moves next door to a classics professor and upsets all his notions about race.

The play runs Thursdays-Saturdays through Sat 7/29 at the Liminis Theater. General admission tickets are $20, $15 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students..

Reservations can be made at convergence-continuum.org or by calling 216-687-0074. That’s a good idea. The Liminis is small and Spivey’s absorbing productions attract a lot of theater goers.

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