Books

Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Colored Museum

by George Wolfe

“Brings forth a bold new voice that is bound to shake up blacks and whites with separate-but-equal impartiality. True satire.” –Jack Kroll, Newsweek

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 80
  • Publication Date May 01, 1988
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3048-8
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven “exhibits’ undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being black means.

Praise

“Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist who takes no prisoners. The shackles of the past have been defied by Mr. Wolfe’s fearless humor, and it’s a most liberating revolt!” –Frank Rich, The New York Times

“Brings forth a bold new voice that is bound to shake up blacks and whites with separate-but-equal impartiality. True satire.” –Jack Kroll, Newsweek

“A sophisticated, satirical, seriously funny show that spoofs white and black America alike.” –John Simon, New York

“Has the potential to bring to black theater the type of nasty, naked racial revelation once found only in Richard Pryor monologues or Funkadelic albums.” –Greg Tate, The Village Voice

“Uncompromising wit . . . fearless humor . . . high sophistication.” –Frank Rich, The New York Times