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THEATER | "Put That Woman First"


There are widely varying philosophies regarding the roles of men and women in society and relationships, and this conversation carries from brunch, to the boardroom, to bills proposed for law. On Saturday, May 2, Kodak Center for Performing Arts (200 West Ridge Road) will host Michael Atkins Yawn's "Put That Woman First," a story about three ladies who are each trying to get their men to "put them first," whatever that means. A fourth femme friend is a self-proclaimed independent black women who makes good money and insists she doesn't need a man to define her womanhood. Atta girl.

The show will be staged twice, at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance — available at Mood Makers Books in the Village Gate (274 North Goodman Street), Clarissa Room (239 Clarissa Street), Xquisite Boutique (171 Monroe Avenue), Mad Flavors (185 Lyell Avenue), by calling 503-7633, or online at — or $20 at the door. A meet and greet with the actors will follow the later show at Clarissa Room at 10 p.m. For more information, visit