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Asking Nicely (Hannah Chutzpah / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Hannah Chutzpah

It is hard not to love someone who is unapologetically themselves; most especially when it is Hannah Chutzpah. Charming, funny, and straight-shooting, Hannah stares gender, class and racial issues right in the face, as she dissects social conditioning in a whirlwind of beautifully crafted metaphors, alliterations and assonance. Permission? What is it? Are some people born with this privilege? In short – yes, they are, and Hannah cleverly educates us using a wide range of personal stories, and scientific research to wittily illustrate the complex (yet constantly mistaken for black and white) society that we live in. Hannah’s brave exploration of self sparks the questions of your own baggage, conditionings, and social status: as she laughingly observes: “we are all damaged in our own special ways”.

Pilgrim, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Zita Campbell]