The Red Dress at the Baobab Theatre in Town Square is a Tremendous Play
By Nikki Artale
Las Vegas Informer
Photos by Nikki Artale
With sold out performances, The Red Dress is receiving great reviews at the Baobab Theater in Town Square. 20 talented dancers, singers, actors and musicians perform in the 90 minute show. Some of the artists are Cirque performers from the top shows on the strip.
Wassa Coulibaly wrote and produced the show in 2008 in which she tells the story of a prostitute and the rejection she endures. The story is told through the music and dance, showing love and tenderness. Wassa has worked on several versions of the play, which was formerly known as “The Art of Prostitution”. Wassa a native of Senegal West Africa, is an original cast member of “Zumanity” at New York New York Casino Hotel.
Jean-Paul Loppo Martinez is the director and he has received many awards for his illustrations and children’s books. He puts his heart and soul into the production as the story begins in anAfricanVillage, with flashbacks and heart pounding African music.
Wassa and Loppo
All the beautiful costumes were designed and made by Wassa and the clothing can be purchased in Wassa Wear boutique in the theater.
There is a touch of humor, tenderness and innocence that shines through the work that shows the love of women. Wassa presents the play in a spiritual way with the best talented actors inLas Vegas,singing and dancing in this great show. This late night show at the Baobab Stage Theater, next to the Rave Movie Theater, opens the doors on Fridays at 11:59 pm and the show begins at 12:30 am on Saturday.
The cast list:
Doul /dancer: Wade
Yourdy /Judge/chorus tute: Sherida
Moussi /dj voice/Chief Villagers: Gabe
Star /Tutes: Emily
Daouda /Uncle/village cop/restaurant manager: Mateo
Momoko /Tutes/dancer Kanako
Nuts /chorus of Tutes: Mateo
Beauty Queen /Tutes/dancer Lina
Rosy /sister1/Tutes: Paris Red
Village 1 drummer: Massamba
Village 2 drummer: ibu ba
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