Rhonda Davis graduated from the Community College of Philadelphia with associate degrees in English and Theater. She was a teacher's aide and worked backstage management on several college productions. Rhonda raised three sons, a daughter, and is now grandmother to eight. She is attending Cheney State College on full scholarship to pursue a master's degree in English. She freelances for various online publications, and you can find many of her poems here.
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Lucas Hnath's 'Hillary and Clinton' at Philadelphia Theatre Company (second review)
Presidential politics in black and white
Sure, 'Hillary and Clinton' is timely, but Rhonda Davis wonders what message Philadelphia Theatre Company's production is trying to send to black women.
'An Octoroon' at the Wilma (second review)
"We only got each other"
The shared history portrayed in An Octoroon is inescapable, and it demands that whites and blacks confront it together.
Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" by PTC (third review)
Reconstruction my ass!
In Exit Strategy, Ike Holter effectively conveys the frustration of massive school closings, which have had a damaging effect on inner city school systems — and on those who rely on them.
'Memphis' at the Walnut Street Theatre (second review)
Memphis gives an excellent look into pre-civil rights era, showing us that we have come a long way, even though we have a long way to go.
'brownsville song' at Philadelphia Theatre Company (third review)
A black grandmother's perspective
The lives of the characters in brownsville song are so parallel to what I have witnessed raising sons, and now a grandson, in Philadelphia that I was brought to tears and knowing laughter as I watched.