Venue

The Wallis - Lovelace Studio Theater
9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills

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Don’t miss this rare and extraordinary piece of theater, conceived, written, and performed by Carolyn Ratteray. Through clowning, poetic text, and a tour-de-force performance, Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black) deeply investigates the nucleus of Black joy. As her mother is dying, Teayanna finds herself in a netherworld between life and death as she struggles to help her mother cross over.

The journey reveals the wisdom of the ancestors, invokes the legacy of the Middle Passage, and unfolds the surprising secrets within her mother’s purse. This unique and powerful story, rich with humor, raw honesty, and passion, becomes a brilliant meditation on how to reconnect with joy.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sat, Jan 13, 2024 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 14, 2024 7:30pm
  • Tue, Jan 16, 2024 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 17, 2024 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 18, 2024 8:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 19, 2024 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 20, 2024 2:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 20, 2024 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 21, 2024 2:30pm
  • Wed, Jan 24, 2024 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 25, 2024 8:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 26, 2024 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 27, 2024 2:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 27, 2024 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 28, 2024 2:30pm
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