THOUGHTS: Carnaval at The National Black Theatre

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W. Tre’ Davis, Bjorn DuPaty, and Gabriel Lawrence (Photo Credit: Christine Jean Chambers)

The National Black Theatre invites you to a private room inside Raheem Monroe’s Club Carnaval, a Brazilian themed night club. The lights, pumping music and the fog machines create an ambiance of a place where good, albeit debauched, times are had.  Projections are used on the back wall and the room panels to show video recordings and visuals of Brazilian beach and night life. The very clean, minimal set easily transforms from the Brooklyn club, to JFK, to the 3 bedroom condo in Rio, to another location that I’ll leave undisclosed to avoid spoiling the show. Continue reading