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Smile, Goddamnit, Smile

World Premiere of Smile, Goddamnit, Smile By Zola Dee. Directed by Tyrone Davis


In an absurdly entertaining world of surrealism and minstrelsy, the play follows the turbulent relationship between the personification of a Black woman’s two inner voices, African and American. Having had a nightmare about receiving upsetting news from their Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, African finds American writing a love letter to her unrequited love, America. When the two receive news about their aunt and uncle’s impending death, it becomes clear that the journey to see them at their deathbeds won’t happen without an epic fight.

Inspired by W.E.B. DuBois’ thoughts on “double consciousness,” playwright Zola Dee’s incisive and provocative new play illustrates a portal into the Black female psyche that sheds new light on race and feminism in post-2020 America.

Schedule

Skylight Theatre:  October 12 - November 17
Previews: October 5, 6 & 11

ASL Interpreted Performance: October 25
Los Feliz Community Performance: TBA

Run time: TBD


Theater is for everyone. To unlock the Pay What You Can pricing, October 18 - November 11, use Promo Code: ACCESS while supplies last. Advance Sale only.

Age Advisory: 16+ years old.
Skylight Theatre Company productions are intended for an adult audience; children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.


LOCATION:
Skylight Theatre
1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Box Office: (213) 761-7061
boxoffice@skylighttheatre.org

2024/2025 Season

Beyond Conversation

Enhance your experience with a special guest chat. Join us for a free moderated conversation that explores topics suggested by the play.

Follows immediately after selected performances. Guests without day-of performance tickets enter during a break after the play has ended.
If you can't be there for the live event, a recording will be made available on our YouTube channel.


To be announced. 

The Artists of Smile, Goddamnit, Smile

To be announced. 

Schedule

Skylight Theatre:  October 12 - November 17
Previews: October 5, 6 & 11

ASL Interpreted Performance: October 25
Los Feliz Community Performance: TBA

Run time: TBD


Theater is for everyone. To unlock the Pay What You Can pricing, October 18 - November 11, use Promo Code: ACCESS while supplies last. Advance Sale only.

Age Advisory: 16+ years old.
Skylight Theatre Company productions are intended for an adult audience; children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.


LOCATION:
Skylight Theatre
1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Box Office: (213) 761-7061
boxoffice@skylighttheatre.org

2024/2025 Season

Beyond Conversation

Enhance your experience with a special guest chat. Join us for a free moderated conversation that explores topics suggested by the play.

Follows immediately after selected performances. Guests without day-of performance tickets enter during a break after the play has ended.
If you can't be there for the live event, a recording will be made available on our YouTube channel.


To be announced. 

The Artists of Smile, Goddamnit, Smile

To be announced. 

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