Approximately 14 years ago, Knock Me a Kiss was just one out of four plays being considered in the season line-up by play write Charles Smith. Only problem was, there was no script; only the budding spark of a creative genius. Mr. Smith said, “All I have is a title, Knock Me a Kiss.” Less than a month later he would script a beautiful tale of woman torn between love and duty, set in the Harlem Renaissance.
But don’t feel as though a story set in the 1920’s couldn’t possibly translate to today’s social and political genres; because it does. In fact, Charles’s fictional depiction of a real-life true story reflects the social issues of today. How many of us have sacrificed our authentic selves for the sake of a bigger picture? Knock Me a Kiss asks the question, “What is the bigger picture?” Beautifully translated by pivotal character Nina DuBois, actress Detria Ward gives a stellar performance as the proverbial “cra cra”. She let the audience know, every now and again you might want to listen to what a crazy person has to say, they just might save your life.
Overall, every fiber and texture of this play soothes the soul like a warm blanket. Bravo to the cast! Job well done! Opening night is tonight January 31, 2013, 7:30p. Knock Me a Kiss runs until February 24, 2013. Don’t put off buying your ticket. Hurry and get you ticket before someone gets your seat. They are filling up fast!