The Geffen Playhouse announced the full cast for its world premiere production of Black Super Hero Magic Mama, written by Los Angeles-based playwright Inda Craig-Galván (I Go Somewhere Else, Welcome to Matteson!) and directed by two-time OBIE Award winner and NAACP Award winnerRobert O’Hara (Barbecue, Bootycandy, Eclipsed).
Black Super Hero Magic Mama officially opens March 13, 2019 with previews commencing March 5th. The Geffen Playhouse is thrilled to announce Noah Abbott, Reiko Aylesworth, Walter Belenky, Daryl C. Brown, Kevin Douglas, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Cedric Joe and Cynthia Kay McWilliams as the offical cast.
Both heartbreaking and highly inventive, Black Super Hero Magic Mama gives us the hero we have been waiting for. When Sabrina loses her 14-year-old son Tramarion to a police shooting, she is unable to face the ensuing flurry of media attention. Crippled by grief, she retreats into a fantasy world of superheroes and arch villains that inhabit the comic book created by her son before his death. Assuming the role of the Maasai Angel rather than the expected part of grieving mother, Sabrina battles her enemies along the way to peace.