How to Love a Black Woman
Sequel to How to Love a Black Man
Donte’s friends James and Austin visit him while he waits for his wife, Kah’lia to come home from work. Donte has planned a special night of romance and poetry for her, however, Dr. Kah’lia Matson is too busy flirting with her new office assistant Darnel to consider going straight home to her husband. She spoils his surprise when she comes in at 2:00 a.m. drunk. Kah’lia’s blames her drinking problem on being rapped several years prior and she is also disgruntled over Donte’s inability to find work. Their problems are driving a wedge between the couple and they argue continually. Kah’lia ends the argument by going to bed. She uses the excuse that she has to get ready for the group therapy session she is holding the next day.
A series of group therapy sessions given by Dr. Kah’lia Matson reveals several complex issues that plague the female participants. For example, Leeza Martinez unveils her inner thoughts in a dramatic scene where she talks about being locked in the closet by a father who was non- acceptant of her African American roots. Her Latina cousin, Lerosa Mendoza was also discriminated against however, unlike Leeza who looks Black, Lerosa looks Latin.
Antagonist Michelle Geeter bullies her way into a corner when it is revealed that the source of her insecurity stems from teasing received as a child due to her dark skin. Laurenda refuses to have anything to do with Black men after she and her mother were beaten by her father who was black. Olita has a hard time understanding beauty comes from within and dresses provocatively to cover up the pain of being overweight. To make matters worse, Dr. Kah’lia Matson is drunk during the entire session and Ms. “Shy Town,” Chicago 1999 beauty queen; Qualifah James carries a mirror and make-up kit everywhere to be reminded of her beauty. Who knows if anyone will ever pry her away from her own self indulgence?
Be ready for an evening of laughter, drama and enlightenment as you are entertained with emotional extremes that face many men and women in today’s society. The play is entertaining and all of the actors are professional and “A” rated. Most were in the sequel; How to Love a Black Man and if you saw that play you can look forward to this one.
Rene Margary has a natural gift for entertaining and engaging the audience. She is a playwright, producer, director and talented actor. Her material highlights moral principles and always offers a message of hope as she touches upon issues and solutions to life’s problem.
For more information and to buy a ticket call Brown Paper Tickets: 800-838-3006. Groups & Organizations: 888-663-6083. The Meta Theater, 801 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (On The Corner of Melrose & Ogden). Friday, October, 5th, @ 8 PM SOLD OUT, October, 6th. SOLD OUT @ 8 PM, October, 7th, @ 8PM.
Rene’ Margary (Writer/Director/Producer & Actor – Qualifah James)
Nei’Ce Knight Preuitt (Asst. Producer – Olita Terraine)
Mikel Miller (Dante’ Matson)
Jennifer Hernandez (Dr. Kah’lia Matson)
La’ Keisha Simon (Michelle Geeter)
Peter Morse (Asst. Producer – James)
Virginia Grigori (Lerosa, Mendoza)
Renee Margary (Qualifah James)
Marlon Sanders (Austin Banks)
Stacy Fields (Laurenda Jones)
J. Patrick Wise (Darnel Jones)
Marilyn Mark (Leeza Martinez)
Kapri Margary (Poet)