I can't believe I went all summer without posting about this dress. It was a great find at a great shop in Brooklyn. The dress cost far too much money, but luckily, I didn't have to pay for it. It's made of linen and a lovely color for spring and summer.
It's not the best photo, but you get a sense of the dress. It's so lovely, in fact, that a palm reader chased me for half a block in Times Square, told me she liked it, and gave me a discount on a palm reading. I have a very strong aura, she said.
The play sugarcoats a few things, of course. Most troubling is the omission of Fela's death due to complications from AIDS. I also have it on good authority that some of pidgin English has been translated incorrectly for American audiences. But the set, choreography and music are worth it. And in case you're not convinced: