Mosaic Theater presents: “Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies” at Anacostia Arts Center - Free!
This irreverent world premiere set in Achievement Heights, Maryland follows Marquis, a book smart prep-schooler and Tru, a street savvy drop-out from inner-city Baltimore. Their worlds overlap in a holding cell where both are being detained. Tru observes that Marquis seems to have lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies,” assuming the role of professor, courtship counselor, and hip-hop adviser. Marquis returns to school ready to make his mark as he and Tru continue to butt heads, debate, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.