Identity Crisis one woman show, January 7th, 6pm, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr Building, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, with after show discussion
Winner of a Screen Nations Award for her portrayal of bisexual coke snorting Liberty Baker on Footballers Wives. Phina Oruche’s latest challenge is nine characters, which are having an ‘Identity Crisis’; they are Black, White, old, young, male, and female all of whom are having their own identity crises.
Phina’s one woman show, Identity Crisis explores identity struggles that are common to all of us. This hilariously funny show examines Phina’s own observations on what others have made of her identity and blacks in the media.
Through its simple staging, the show provides a perfect vehicle for Phina’s larger than life characterisations: from Amy Tan, a working class white girl with a Scouse brow and a taste for spray tans and black lads; to Antonio de Silva, a football crazy Italian living in LA who misses his mum, Phina brings a colourful cast of nine characters to life.
Meet Mary Middle Class, widowed in her 50s, she now picks up men at funerals; Rasta, mixed race, dreadlocked, Liverpool born and bred but talks like a yardie and Mama Nukku, loosely based on her own Nigerian mother.
“‘Identity Crisis’ is a fascinating piece of theatre and storytelling which takes the audience on their own journey of self-discovery whilst being simultaneously entertained.” – North West End Review 2016.