The house music is blaring and you are dancing in your seat. The image on Shana A. Solomon’s program shows a towering diva. Then she steps on stage, monolithic in her diminutive frame. Engaging and widely talented, Solomon draws the audience into her story in the Boogie Down Bronx, where her father hustled, her mother pleaded from outside closed doors and she just said yes to not make waves. She performs on a stage with one set piece moving flawlessly from character to character.
The show opened at Stage Left Studio in September, returned this past winter and is enjoying another run. Check it out before it closes at the end of the month.