Arts, Theater

The Colored Museum

When: Mon., June 20, 7 p.m. 2016

George C. Wolfe caught Americans unaware with his "exorcism and party," The Colored Museum. The play comprises eleven sketches that do everything from skewering the black mammy stereotype to confronting the mysteries of black women's hair to dealing with the unshakeable nature of personal history. Twenty years later, the play still retains its power. The Black Rep and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; www.camstl.org) join forces to present a staged reading of The Colored Museum at 7 p.m. tonight, with CAM's current exhibitions serving as backdrop. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission