Play Is a Fast-Paced Take on Racism and Journalistic Ethics
Blaney, Retta, National Catholic Reporter
Murder, racism and journalistic ethics collide in a fast-paced new play that picks up on the popular notion that reporters are untrustworthy sharks interested only in furthering their own careers. "The Story," a world premiere co-produced by Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., runs at least through Dec. 21 at New York's Public Theater and is likely to extend beyond. It will be staged at the Long Wharf at a later date.
Ericka Alexander plays Yvonne, a newly hired reporter in her mid-20s; Damon Gupton her contemporary, Neil; and Phylicia Rashad their boss, Pat, who is in her early 40s. All are black, but with different perceptions of what it means to be black and how it will or won't affect their chances at that newspaper. These perceptions give each a major attitude that colors the ways they approach their work.
Yvonne likes to act as if racism …
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Publication information: Article title: Play Is a Fast-Paced Take on Racism and Journalistic Ethics. Contributors: Blaney, Retta - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 40. Issue: 8 Publication date: December 19, 2003. Page number: 16. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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