Young Jean Lees previous plays have deemed Asian-Americans more or less retarded, treated hipster audiences to screeds on their own self-satisfaction, and played havoc with the legends of Byron, Coleridge, and Wordsworth. In her latest drama, The Shipment, the Korean-American playwright and director offers her version of a black identitypolitics show, putting an all-black cast through paces that include minstrelsy, Richard Pryor, and harangues against Whitey. If its anything like previous works, The Shipment wont be sealed with a kiss, but it should deliver a play thats vital, eccentric, and implicates the audience in its teasing provocations.
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