You can barely hear Colman Domingo over his shirt -- a skintight, pastel plaid number at which he plucks while he explains his love of thrift stores. "You can't keep me out of the motherfuckers," he crows, striking his second pose in one sentence. Shirt and show are a little thin, but the performance underneath both is so engaging that the 85-minute memory play always fits nicely, no matter how worn the coming-of-age material. Backed by a terrific soundtrack, Domingo brings the same frantic energy to "A Boy and His Soul" that made his "Passing Strange" performance so much fun.
Daily Variety - 9/24/09