‘Your Negro Tour Guide’ resurrected at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

The tag line on Kathy Y. Wilson’s electronic mail signature reads “roughly hewn considering that 1965.”

It’s a clever line, catchy and concise. But if you were 1 of these people privileged enough to read the “Your Negro Tour Guide” commentaries Wilson wrote for CityBeat, Cincinnati Journal and NPR a couple of many years in the past, you’d acknowledge that line as a warning, much too.

Wilson is slight of build. And, at 56, she’s not as quick as she applied to be. But you wouldn’t want to tangle with her. Unquestionably not in a war of phrases. She’s too sharp. Way too knowledgeable. As well educated.

She insists that she’s softened a bit in the a long time considering the fact that those people columns and the subsequent guide have been revealed. (“Your Negro Tour Guide: Truths in Black and White” appeared in 2004.)

“I am a lot less judgmental,” she reported, “but I am 50 occasions a lot more honest.”

We’ll before long come across out.

Fifteen yrs or so ago, actor Torie Wiggins and director Jeff Griffin collected a generous handful of Wilson’s sharpest-edged commentaries and tailored them into a a person-man or woman play, with Wiggins as its star.