Ladies, lets chat about a scenario thats happened to all of us. It starts like this: You and your boyfriend break up because he lives on some dudes couch and cant hold a job you grew weary of picking up both the check and his dirty laundry. A week goes by. Hes already paired up to another successful, charming woman, and youre drinking wine from the bottle, weeping your eyes out and forcing yourself to watch an 18-hour television marathon of romantic-comedies with those crazy eye-opening torture devices from A Clockwork Orange. Where is the justice? When do you get rewarded for your accomplishments? Hell, where are all the good men?
Vivica A. Foxs character, Vivian Wolf, faces similar challenges in the new stage comedy by JeCaryous Johnson, Whatever She Wants. Instead of alternating between Dibbs and Kleenex, Fox takes charge by forming an exclusive club where only men of the highest caliber are granted membership. Her father, Theodore, played by Richard Roundtree (Shaft? Damn right), isnt hip to this idea. After all, what kind of criteria determine who is -- and isnt suitor-worthy? In Whatever She Wants, if youre a baby daddy with a pot belly and no job or if you have even one of those traits dont expect to make the cut. But as in real life, theres a fine line between maintaining self-worth and simply reducing men to a tally sheet. Learn this balance with Vivica, I mean Vivian, tonight at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets range $36 to $40. Call 561-833-0691, or visit www.kravis.org.
Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., 2007