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Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presents ‘Single Black Female’ by Lisa B. Thompson May 19-21 in Flagstaff

“Single Black Female” (Courtesy/Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival)

Join FlagShakes’ first mainstage production of 2023, Lisa B. Thompson’s “Single Black Female”! Directed by the Viola Award-winning director of The Scraps from the Table of Delight, this two-person show brings a new perspective to what it’s all about. I want to be the black woman in America today.

The play is told from the rarely heard point of view of a middle-class black woman, with plenty of direct speech to draw the audience into the story. The show examines her rise and fall as she navigates her life as a single black woman in the modern world. Following two “SBFs” (single black women), one an arts professor and one a sophisticated lawyer, the women were asked about class, dating, past relationships, interracial relationships, and other black women. He talks about their relationship with comedy and satire. and painful. Although the show focuses on the beauty of female friendship, it is able to resonate with people of all walks of life, regardless of race or gender.

The show will take place from Friday to Sunday, May 19th to 21st at the Coconino Center for the Arts. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or

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