(PRWEB) July 05, 2006
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 5, 2006 -- Paris Davis Dean is back. Some might remember her captivating performance at New York's "Apollo Theatre", in her portrayal of Miss Jane Pittman. As quoted from Actor and Comedian Steve Harvey ("Apollo #10"), "She shut the room down".
In the upcoming play, "Outliving The Scars On My Back", she does so once again by confronting her own obsessions about image and beauty as an African-American woman. ("Her hourlong solo show never comes off as trivial or self-promoting" LA-WEEKLY Deborah Klugman). She demonstrates how the stereotypical beliefs about styles, texture, and length of hair, played upon her psyche.
Dean takes the audience on a journey from her childhood in St. Louis, through her college days at Howard University, her debut at New York's Apollo Theatre, and ultimately to Hollywood where she encounters the stigma attached to skin color and naturally kinky hair, while pursuing a career in acting. Numerous characters are introduced in an amusing and thought-provoking manner, while taking a look at the serious effect hair has played in American Culture. "Outliving The Scars On My Back" is wholesome family-oriented entertainment, with moments of drama, as well as a lot of fun. It's not only uplifting and empowering for women and men, but also insightful for young people. It definitely has something for anyone who grew up in America. (Dean's performance is delivered with the kind of passion, precision, and natural beauty that brings more drama into everyday lives…Miami Herald - Brett O'Bourke).
Weaselhead Productions of Hollywood proudly presents "Outliving The Scars On My Back", selected by the 2005 National Black Theatre Festival, a play that will open your eyes and unlock your spirit.
Thursday and Friday July 13th & 14th 2006 @ 7:30 P.M. at the Holiday Inn Southwest Viking Conference Center Grand Ballroom located at 10709 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63127.
To purchase tickets $15.00 in advance $20 at the door call 1-323-401-6990.