The Coachella Valley Repertory / CV Rep presents WHITE by James Ijames.
Performances are Tuesday (3rd and 4th week of the run) through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Gus is an artist. Vanessa is an actress. Gus wants to be presented in a major exhibition for artists of color, so he hires Vanessa to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices.” Everything is great, until Balkonaé takes over and Gus has to deal with the mess he’s made. This plays spins out of control as it explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and art.
“This funny work draw on both life and art to examine racial tourism, power and identity... bursts with humor...the best of which come at the expense of the institutionalization of art...The ending adds a surreal twist, driving home ljames’ exploration of black women’s exploitation by feminism, by contemporary culture, and by white women.” - Philadelphia Inquirer