In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day, Brave Soul Collective will once again grace the stage with another groundbreaking play. Balancing Act: Tales of Triumph, Trial and Error is a series of theatrical pieces and personal testimonies from individuals infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The pieces confront issues such as religion, sex, divorce, family, and more. There will also be a question and answer session at the end of the play.
Brave Soul Collective founder and playwright Monte J. Wolfe has once again organized a crew of playwrights, writers and actors to present a play that is set in reality and relevant to today's discussion about HIV. Wolfe says the difference between this year's presentation and last year's piece Moments of Truth is that this show goes beyond what you saw last year. "This year, we pick up where we left off in a couple of ways - First, some of the scenes performed in this show are continuations from last year. Certain characters from "Moments of Truth", such as "Boo Kitten" (of Special Kisses") and our most recent show, Facing It are revisited to demonstrate how their lives are a complex mix of exactly what the subtitle of this show suggests - triumph, trial, & error. " Wolfe continues, "Secondly, with this show we go deeper by addressing topics such as teenage sexual health/parents discussing safe sex with their children, getting HIV test results, starting HIV treatment, and individuals in deep conflict about their sexuality who choose to lead double lives."
Balancing Act will take the stage at the Sitar Arts Center in the deLaski theater 1700 Kalorama Road in Northwest on Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th. The show is for Mature Audiences Only. Both shows will be held at 8 pm and the cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. There will be free HIV testing at both shows sponsored by Us Helping Us (Friday) and Blair Underwood Health Care Center (Saturday). For more information about the show and how to get tickets, click here.