SHIFTING IDENTITIES: Phina Oruche plays nine characters with unique challenges
WINNER OF a Screen Nation Award for her portrayal of Liberty Baker on Footballers Wives, Phina Oruche's latest challenge is nine characters, which are having an Identity Crisis; they are black, white, old, young, male and female all of whom are having their own identity crises.
Oruche's one woman show, Identity Crisis explores identity struggles that are common to all of us. This hilariously funny show examines Oruche's own observations on what others have made of her identity and black people in the media.
Through its simple staging, the show provides a perfect vehicle for Oruche's larger than life characterisations: from Amy Tan, a working class white girl with a Scouse brow and a taste for spray tans and black lads; to Antonio de Silva, a football-crazy Italian living in LA who misses his mum, Oruche brings a colourful cast of nine characters to life.
Meet Mary Middle Class, widowed in her 50s, she now picks up men at funerals; Rasta, mixed race, dreadlocked, Liverpool born and bred but talks like a yardie and Mama Nukku, loosely based on her own Nigerian mother.
The North West End Review last year said of the show:
"Identity Crisis is a fascinating piece of theatre and storytelling which takes the audience on their own journey of self-discovery whilst being simultaneously entertained."
Date: 7 Jan 2017
Suitable for: all visitors
Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential
Venue: Dr Martin Luther King Jr building, Albert Dock, Liverpool
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