BREACH AND BLACK BEAUTY FESTIVAL AT VICTORY GARDENS THEATER
“I hide the takeout menus under the couch pillows.” _ Aunt Sylvia (Breach)
This past weekend, Victory Gardens Theater and the Black Women’s Expo teamed up to be the shopping destination for Black-owned and operated beauty companies in Chicago. Victory Gardens did this while being the home of Antoinette Nwandu’s play Breach. You got so much bang for your buck. The ticket for Breach included entrance into the Black Beauty festival, a champagne cocktail, and a Victory Gardens Theater swag bag.
Black Beauty Festival hosted by Victory Gardens Theater and the Black Women’s Expo had vendors like Shea Body Works, Luv That Scrub, Entwine Couture, OXO Cosmetics, Chocolate Kinks & Curls, Eden Body Works and many more. It was wonderful to be able to do a little shopping before the play.
BWe Chicago 2018 will be held at McCormick Place April 6th-8th.
After the shopping, I attended the stage play Breach at the same theater. Breach written by Antoinette Nwandu is a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate. I can say the play was more than I was expecting. I went through a range of emotions during the two-hour play. Breach tells the story of a woman named Margaret at a time in her life during self-caused chaos and reflection. Margaret is trying to do what’s best for her and her future while dealing with her aunt’s treatment of her during her youth. I left the play touched. The play runs to March 11th. I encourage you to see Breach for yourself. To save on your ticket use the code BEAUTY.
Photos from play are courtesy of Victory Garden.
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