Most of the conversations between me and the girls usually involve discussing men and the problems we have dealing with them. I’m happy that there is a play coming to Harlem that focuses on the issues that black men face and allows us to take a peek at the world through their eyes.
Any1Man is a one-man show that explores the challenges faced by every man through its portrayal of seven male characters. Written and performed by poet and actor George A. Peters II, the show, both politically sensitive and emotionally charged, examines tough issues plaguing every man while analyzing those of Black men.
We are still living in an environment where Black fathers are absent and Black mothers are single handedly raising little boys that will grow into men. That said, women need to be aware of and understand the challenges that these men could potentially face.
This play is to help us understand our husbands, boyfriends, fathers, brothers, uncles, cousins and sons. And, in turn, really start to love them unconditionally despite their issues. Any1Man is the story of choice and how choices made, or lack thereof; affect the outcome of the lives of each character.
The staff writers at Beyondblackbeauty.com are definitely going to be at the show on opening night and you should, too. The 2012 revival opens Thursday, May 17th – 20th for five performances. All performances are in East Harlem at The Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater.
Be sure to come back and tell me how you like the show. This play will tell any black man’s story and we need to support.