Thursday, February 16. Free and open to the public, 6 p.m. in the Price Performance Center.
Romantic comedy explores African American and Latino stereotypes
“Platanos and Collard Greens” on stage at LHU
Feb. 1, 2012
LOCK HAVEN, PA. Lock Haven University’s Office of Human and Cultural Diversity, Student Activities Office, and Office of Social Equity are teaming up to present the hit comedy "Platanos and Collard Greens" on Thursday, February 16. The play, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Price Performance Center.
Platanos is a thought-provoking romantic comedy that 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 dismantling them and poetically exposing them as misrepresentations of reality.
"I believe that ‘Platanos and Collard Greens’ is a truly dynamic production that challenges its audiences to further explore the Afro-Latin cultures," said Kenneth Hall, director of Human and Cultural Diversity.
"Platanos and Collard Greens" was written by David Lamb, a native of Queens, N.Y., who wrote this play while working on Wall Street to capture the social and political issues between African-Americans and Latinos in New York. Now in its eighth season, the show has been introduced to more than 200,000 people, both Off Broadway in New York City and at over 150 colleges and universities in more than 10 major cities and 17 states around the country. The play has been performed at the Adrienne Arscht Center for Performing Arts in Miami, The Forum performing arts venue in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and at more than 250 colleges in more than 30 states.
For more information regarding this production please contact Kenneth Hall at email@example.com
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.