PREVIEW: "The Good Times are Killing Me"


Courtesy of Belmont Theatre

Hitting the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts Friday, “The Good Times are Killing Me” tackles the struggles of growing up in an interracial neighborhood in the mid-1960s.

"This is my first main stage show with Belmont, and so going straight to the Fisher is absolutely insane," said student Jack Johnson, who plays Cousin Steve.

Originating as an illustrated novel by Lynda Barry of the same name, the book was later adapted into an off-Broadway production that’s been performed over two hundred times.

"It's about complexity," said Marcus Kight, who plays Marcus and Reverend Glasper. "It's easy to think that one family is this way and that one is that way, but as the show progresses, the nuance and dimension are fleshed out."

"I am very excited to show people of all different backgrounds how black churches affect black culture," Knight said.


Running from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, “The Good Times are Killing Me” will showcase how defying the status quo can bring progress to a community.



This article was written by Zach Watkins

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