Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes has been gone for 17 years and actress Kerisse Hutchinson is making sure her legacy continues to live on. Hutchinson wrote and is starring in a one-woman show in Atlanta, GA that honors the late TLC member titled 2 to the Left: A Tribute to the Life of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.
In the play, Hutchinson portrays Lopes and gives a personal view of her last days and her spiritual journey during her career. Hutchinson wanted to give the audience a close look into who Lopes was, who she described as “layered.”
“I could probably research her forever and find new thing,” she told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “I think she would be proud of this play. I think it is continuing her legacy. I want people to have a better understanding of who Lisa was, not just externally, but internally and spiritually.”
Hutchinson added that she feels that if Lopes was still alive, she too would be a part of the theater and would appreciate a tribute like this.
“This play really allowed me to delve into who she was, not just being a member of TLC, but really as a person,” Hutchinson told WABE. “Through my ten years of research, I became more intrigued with her as an artist and as a woman, than just with her music.”
If you want to see the one-woman show for yourself and you are in the Atlanta area, it is showing at the Synchronicity Theater until Aug. 11.