‘Black Super Hero Magic Mama’: Theater Review

The Geffen Playhouse world-premieres a tragicomic fantasy about police shootings and a mother’s grief from ‘The Rookie’ writer Inda Craig-Galvan.

When Inda Craig-Galvan was pursuing her MFA at the University of Southern California, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down by Cleveland police while playing in a park. As she watched his mother on the news, the playwright knew she wanted to write on the subject. She noticed that figures like Samaria Rice become politicized by the community and manipulated by the media but are seldom given room simply to grieve.

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