Chelsea Bearce in conversation with Patricia Milton
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From the playwright that gave us the outrageous political send-up, Hearts of Palm, a new comedy about family valuables.
Inspired by a true story…Abby is an appraiser touring with “Antiques Roadtrip.” She’s a young Black woman from L.A. traveling in the south—Shelby County, Tennessee. When she’s accused of defrauding a Daughter of the Confederacy out of a fortune in Civil War heirlooms, Abby finds herself on the hook for a million dollars. Her legal team is flailing and her accuser is formidable. Should she cop a plea? Or take a long shot for justice?
Bamboozled Production Sponsors: Ann Singer and Linda & Will Schieber
SF Chronicle Datebook features Bamboozled
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Theatre Bay Area Awards winner in 4 categories: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Performance (Chelsea Bearce), Outstanding Performance (Stacy Ross)!
SF Bay Area Critics Circle Awards winner: for Featured Actress in a Play (Susan Jackson)!
Chelsea Bearce: Savannah
Susan Jackson: Opal Anne
Stacy Ross*: Rochelle
Jeunée Simon: Abby
Dramaturgy: Victoria Evans Erville
Stage management: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Bamboozled was developed in the Central Works Writers Workshop, and further refined in
script sessions with the following collaborators: Chelsea Bearce, Deb Fink, Victoria Evans
Erville, Gary Graves, Susan Jackson, Vanessa Ramos, Gregory Scharpen, Jeunée Simon, and
“Bamboozled is a winning play, with a bright cast and an entertaining and meaningful story.” E. Mendel, Berkeleyside
“A delightful evening’s entertainment…go see” M. Field, For All Events
“Bamboozled steals your heart” B. Horowitz, Theatrius
Bamboozled “is emphatically a comedy” L. Janiak, SF Chronicle Datebook
Sam Hurwitt interviews Patricia Milton in The Mercury News
Andrew Gilbert interviews Patricia Milton in The Monthly
“This tale of race and morality in modern America grips and provokes from beginning to end” V. Cordell, For All Events
“Funny, hectic and of the moment.” J. Robles, Repeat Performances
Read the script of Bamboozled
Confederate hero Nathan Bedford Forrest; a Confederate cavalry officer and founder of the KKK:
“I ended the war a horse ahead.”
Confederate statues in Memphis are removed by City Council (NY Times)
The Klan lives on…