COLOR STRUCK to Play Santa Clara University, 1/14
Color Struck, by Donald E. Lacy Jr. will be presented on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Louis B. Mayer Theatre on the Santa Clara University campus as part of SCU•Presents Arts for Social Justice and Visiting Artist Series. Tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from $25 to $10 and may be purchased on-line at www.scupresents.org
Lacy performs his one-man at SCU to honor the message of DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. COLOR STRUCK tackles the topic of racism through comedy, music, dance, images and stimulates a conversation on one of the most difficult topics facing America. Donald Lacy uses a unique blend of comedy, intertwined with personal experience and drama to examine the role of racism and its influence on his early life.
Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a writer, director, actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. As a comedian he was inducted into the Bay Area Blues society Hall of Fame in 2013. A S. F. S. U. alumnus, Donald holds a B. A. Degree in Theater Arts, (with a film minor). His T.V./Film acting credits include: Cherry with James Franco, which was released in 2012, Denny on the NBC show Trauma in 2010, Jack, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Blood In, Blood Out, directed by Taylor Hackford, L.A. Heat, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper on ABC, Wolf on CBS. Stage Credits include: a 45 city tour with The MiLes Davis Experience through Thanksgiving 2011, Gem of the Ocean as Solly 2 Kings, Whining Boy in the Piano Lesson, Multiple characters in Peoples Temple about Jonestown, Gambol in Nobody Move at Intersection, Hairy Ape, Good Person of Szechwan at Berkeley Repertory Theater, and as Carlyle in Streamers. In 2006 he appeared in The Shelter at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, under the direction of Valery Belyakovich of the Moscow Art Theater. He also appeared in Naomi Izukas adaptation of Hamlet as C, directed by Jonathan Moscone. Other credits include: Jitney, by August Wilson at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, as Bennie in Hotel Angulo, at the Intersection for the Arts, Soul of A Whore by Denis Johnson, and Fists Of Roses by Phillip Kan Gotanda. Directorial credits include: Montage of a Dream Deferred; Boseman & Lena; Streamers; The Dutchman; Homebase & The Loudest Scream You'll Never Hear. As a playwright, Mr. Lacy has produced several of his plays including: The Loudest Scream You'll Never Hear, a drama based on the Atlanta child murders; Homebase, a tragic comedy about crack-cocaine addiction, and his National touring One Man Show Color Struck, now in its 6th year. He also premiered LoEshe at the 1998 Afro Solo Festival, about the life and untimely death of his 16-year-old daughter. In 2011 Donald presented his second One Man Show Sexphobias at the National Black Theater Festival. In 2013 he presented his new One-man show; How Did The World Get Here.