The Washington Post

‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ at Mosaic

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Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s “Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies” arrested audiences last season by making a whipsmart comedy around Trayvon Martin’s tragedy. That sounds irreverent, but it’s not: Chisholm writes with fury and indignatio­n while making the show fresh, funny and entirely fearless. The script’s huge strength is the minute-by-minute surprise of Chisholm’s dialogue, acted with magnificen­t chemistry by Keith L. Royal Smith as a prep-school teen and Jeremy Keith Hunter as his streetwise mentor. Through June 3 at Mosaic Theater. — Nelson Pressley

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