Pearle Cleage Releases New Play

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Pearle Cleage Releases New Play

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Pearle Cleage is an African American author and playwright, who has often tackled issues of feminism within her works, although, “Now what [she’s] thinking about is very different because [she’s] lived longer.” (Pearl Cleage via AJC). Her more recent works approach topics such as growing older, differences between generations, and our perspectives on mortality.

Her earlier works, such as “Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot”, and “What Crazy Looks like on an Ordinary Day” offer social commentary (as well as her ideas of solutions to society’s issues), on politics, the condition of women, people of color, and the environment, and tell the story of a woman diagnosed with HIV who is navigating her life as a ‘normal’ person, respectively.

Cleage is currently hosting a production of her newest play, “Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous” reflect her current experiences, ideas, and opinions on relations between generations, and “what it means to be an older woman in contemporary culture, a culture in which women become less celebrated and more invisible as they age.”(AJC), “Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous” first showed on March 20, and will host it’s last performance on April 14, at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Tickets are available for purchase between $10-$80.

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