God Complex

The M Ensemble aims at a moving bio and misses the mark.


Written by mZuri. Directed by John Pryor. With mZuri. Through July 13. The M Ensemble Actors Studio, 12320 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami; 305-895-8955, www.themensemble.com

If mZuri can't pull together a good bioplay after eight years of tinkering (Fannie Lou originally premiered in 2000, under a different title), perhaps she should consider doing a live song-cycle. You don't have to think too hard to create such a thing, and even if you fuck up — say, by mangling the words to "Battle Hymn of the Republic," as mZuri did the night I attended Fannie Lou — you don't run the risk of placing credit for the civil rights movement in the hands of an imaginary god instead of where it belongs.

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