Monday, July 16, 2018

‘RAISE’ UP

March 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Extra

Writer Q Allen and director Ronald Parker

Princess Leah

The play “Can a Woman Raise a Man?” has made history in Las Vegas as the first all-black stage play with a residence at the Thunderbird Hotel and Lounge.

Loosely based on the life of writer Q Allen, “Can a Woman Raise a Man?” is bringing people together for networking, fellowship and conversation on Sundays.

Says Princess Leah, who plays G-Mama in the production: “I am a native of Las Vegas, and we contacted the Walker African American Museum & Research Center to fact-check that our play is the first on the Las Vegas Strip — and the museum representative confirmed our inclination.”

According to Q Allen, “I was shocked that our play was the first all-black play production on the Las Vegas Strip — because I am from the D.C. area that is Chocolate City. We are used to having blacks in executive leadership, and in Vegas I don’t see this much.”

“Can a Woman Raise a Man?” showcases life for a son who is raised by a single mother. It is told from his perspective, as a child unable to see his father.

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