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Center Stage’s production of Colman Domingo’s play shouldn’t work . . . but it does

Center Stage’s production of Colman Domingo’s play shouldn’t work . . . but it does

WILD WITH HAPPY By Colman Domingo through June 29 At Center Stage There's a scene early in Colman Domingo's Wild with Happy at Center Stage where the protagonist, a 40-year-old, underemployed actor named Gil, is pacing around his mother's apartment, trying to absorb the fact that she has just died. Just then his Aunt Glo bursts into the room in a purple velour sweatsuit and starts carrying on about the need to honor the dead in a big church funeral with as many flowers and choir members as they can find. All the while she's testifying like the African-American preacher we've seen in an earlier scene, she's rifling through her dead sister's closet and...

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