Review On Black When I Was A Boy


Asuka Hisa

Audience


Cooper Bates reminds us to think about the times of our lives. Through the singular telling of his own life from boyhood to adulthood—a history of revelations obtained through individuals, experiences, failures, and triumphs—you experience what shapes a life. This “one-man show” is filled with people on the stage with Bates, whose range in portraying multiple characters further engrosses the audience in the story relationships that shaped who is is today. One leaves the show having indulged in one man's humorous and empathetic biography and it prompts the question: who and what makes my story?