Chestertown, MD — The trials and tribulations of a cross-cultural couple are explored with insightful wit and heartfelt sentiment when "Platanos & Collard Greens," the smash-hit play visiting campuses nationwide, comes to Washington College's Norman James Theatre on Monday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m.
"Platanos & Collard Greens" is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Freeman, an African-American man, and Angelita, a Latina woman, who are both forced to confront and overcome cultural and racial prejudices, while defending their bond from family and friends.
With humor and hip-hop, the play tactfully addresses stereotypes, prejudices and urban myths that exist between African-Americans and Latinos.
"Platanos & Collard Greens" has enchanted audiences of over 40,000, both off-Broadway in New York City and at over 100 colleges and universities around the country.
The New York Times hailed it as "a modern-day 'West Side Story' ... it has developed a huge following among people who come to see it again and again."
The October 13 performance of "Platanos & Collard Greens" at Washington College is presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Drama, the Department of Modern Languages, the Student Affairs Office and the Student Events Board, in honor of Latino Latina Heritage Month.
Admission is free and open to the public.
October 1, 2008