The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds HEr Chameleon Skin

Karamu House

Cleveland, OH (East Side)
Professional Theatre

By: Kirsten Childs

April 20 - May 14, 2023

Show Description:

What’s a Black girl from sunny Southern California to do? White people are blowing up black girls in Birmingham churches. Black people are shouting “Black is Beautiful” while straightening their hair and coveting light skin. Viveca Stanton’s answer: Slap on a bubbly smile and be as white as you can be! In a humorous and pointed coming-of-age story spanning the sixties through the nineties, Viveca blithely sails through the confusing worlds of racism, sexism, and Broadway showbiz until she’s forced to face the devastating effect that self-denial has had on her life. Karamu is excited to present this humorous musical that questions the toll assimilation takes on the African American artist in America.

Staff and Cast

Director: Nina Domingue



11am Wednesday (May 10th only)
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays


$25 - $45

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Health and Safety Guidelines

GENERAL MASK POLICY:  While mask wearing is encouraged, Karamu audience members may choose whether or not to wear a mask.  Please keep in mind, certain productions may require masking and other vaccine/ testing protocols.  Unvaccinated guests are asked to wear a mask. We also ask that all audience members be respectful of another patron's choices. Guests exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive within the last 14 days must stay home.

Content Advisories

There are no content advisories listed for this production.


Karamu House
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106