The Hula-Hoopin' Queen Reviews
DC Theater Arts- Highly Recommended
"...When you go to see The Hula-Hoopin' Queen at Imagination Stage, be prepared to spend 75 minutes bopping along in your seat the whole time, on 139th Street in Harlem. The atmospheric set, brilliantly designed by Natsu Onoda Power, immediately sets the tone of a vibrant and upbeat city. Some of the street signs indicate that it's Saturday morning, and they cleverly change to alert the audience to the passage of time as the show progresses. Based on the book of the same name by Thelma Lynne Godin, adapted by Gloria Bond Clunie, play is the name of the game in this delightful performance directed by Angelisa Gillyard."
Washington Informer- Recommended
"...There are many delightful components to "The Hula-Hoopin' Queen." When the actors enter, they are each carrying several hoops. Obviously, hula hooping has advanced way past what I enjoyed as a kid. For this play, training was required for all actresses from hula-hooping coach Latif Merritt Schofield from Maryland's Eastern Shore."
MD Theatre Guide- Highly Recommended
"...Director Angelisa Gillyard's production is full of positive energy, good vibes, and good lessons. It's a treat for family members of any age."