When an 18th century European art exhibit meets the millennial Black female gaze, critical response turns into a live event. Combining comedy, film, music, and movement, Obehi Janice: Casanova explores love, sex, power, beauty, and the politics of art. This solo piece from award-winning actress, writer, and comedian Obehi Janice delves into Casanova’s libertine persona, present-day racial and sexual politics, and the humor found in tearing down museum walls. Healing, ecstatic, and hilarious, Obehi’s latest show proves her place as a master storyteller able to employ risk and vulnerability to truly get to the heart of the matter.
Obehi Janice: Casanova
created and performed by Obehi Janice
in collaboration with Max Esposito, Michelle Villada, Nina Gallant, Misha Shields, Steve Sarro and MICHA
We encourage you to visit “Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century” prior to coming to this event. The gallery is open during regular Museum hours and before the program on September 21.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.