Donald E Lacy Jr. is a prominent actor, broadcaster, activist, stand up comic, play writer and founder of Love Life Foundation. He is based out of the Bay Area and started his foundation in honor of his daughter who was slain at the at of sixteen. She was a victim of the random gun violence that plagued the urban community. Mr. Lacy received about 27 civic, citations and awards and Love Life has become the motto for the city of Oakland.
Donald Lacy is now performing his one-man show “ColorStruck,” a story that revolves around a sensitive, light-skinned African American man growing up in Oakland during the height of the Black Power Movement. The play is rooted in Lacy’s life conundrum, being Black and expressing pride while not appearing Black to the naked eye. He is using his humor to show how he felt growing up and feeling like an outsider. He then turns the show into an interactive experience for all races. “ColorStruck” dissects color-consciousness and the assumptions that underlie racism.
Go check the show out, the information is below.
Plays through March 15, 2020
Theater for the New City,
155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)
Presented by Theater for the New City
Thurs thru Sat at 8:00 PM
Sun at 3:00 PM
$20 general admission
Theater’s box office: 212- 254-1109
Brown Paper Tickets: 800-838-3006