‘Mad at Miles’ @ U of L Thrust Theatre

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

U of L Thrust Theatre
2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814
$8-$12; 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Sun.)

Though Miles Davis’ music was nothing short of legendary, he hit some painfully wrong notes in his marriage to Cicely Tyson. Atlanta-based author Pearl Cleage explores this story of abuse and others in her book, “Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth,” which U of L African American Theatre Department director and professor Deana Thomas has adapted for the stage. “Cleage’s stories of women speak out to the age-old mystery as to how men can love us and still hurt us,” Thomas says. “Women grapple with how to survive after reality shatters the idealism of love. The play speaks frankly of the qualities women desire in their men.” On Friday at 2 p.m., Cleage will speak about her work and sign books at The Playhouse, 1911 S. Third St. —Jane Mattingly

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