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THE AUDIENCE LAUGHS AND THE COMMUNITY SPEAKS OUT
February 24, 2010, 4:43 pm
Filed under: Artist Talks

The reviews are in! Platanos & Collard Greens is a huge hit with Miami! With its soulful and laugh-out-loud way of addressing the meaningful and sometimes controversial issue of inter-cultural romance, the show has struck a chord with our community. More than 80 guests stayed after the show on Thursday, February 18, to participate in a community discussion entitled “Love Conquers All ” which focused in interracial relationships.

Questions and eager comments for our wonderful panel guests were plentiful. The discussion was moderated by the one-and-only Supa Cindy from 99 Jamz. She was a lively and entertaining moderator and was able to dig into the topic since her mother is Dominican and her father is Haitian. We also had Dr. Dionne Stephens, Assistant Professor of Psychology & African Diaspora Studies at FIU, Susan Abascal from Miami Urban Life and two cast members, Sandi Luna who plays Semana, the role of the Dominican mother, and Phillip Smith, who plays Freeman, the male lead.

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This was a wonderful performance which gave light to the still underlying issues with today’s interracial relationships. Thank you to the Arsht Center for inviting me as a guest panelist on behalf of Miami’s community and MIAMIurbanlife.

Comment by Susan Abascal




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