Passing Strange's Domingo Helms Single Black Female Off-Broadway

News   Passing Strange's Domingo Helms Single Black Female Off-Broadway Passing Strange's Colman Domingo – known for his work as the musical's flamboyant choir director Franklin – will stage the New York return of Lisa B. Thompson's comedy Single Black Female.

Soara-Joye Ross (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Dessa Rose) and Riddick Marie (A House with No Walls) will co-star in the comedy that is scheduled to begin performances June 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street. The limited Off-Broadway engagement is presented by the New Professional Theatre.

Single Black Female, according to press notes, looks at "the pleasures and perils of being a single middle class black woman who's got everything she wants and needs except more R-E-S-P-E-C-T -- and a man! The play mines topics such as dating (on the Internet and the old-fashioned way!), gynecology, family gatherings, shopping, racial bias, white folks and, poignantly, the odd sense of loss a black woman feels when she does find a man and leaves her single sisters behind."

The creative team for Single Black Female includes scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Raul Aktanov, lighting design by Russell Phillip Drapkin and sound design by DJ Crystal Clear.

In addition to his numerous roles in Passing Strange, Domingo has appeared in Henry V at the Public and MCC's Bright Ideas. His directorial credits include productions at the Geva Theatre and Berkeley Rep.

The limited engagement of Single Black Female runs through June 29. Tickets, priced $30, are availably by phoning (646) 223-3010 or by visiting www.dukeon42.org.