City Lights: Marc Bamuthi Joseph; And Faith Salie’s “Approval Junkie” Kevin Rinker • Apr 15, 2019 Share [left to right: Faith Salie, Brandon Bush, Lois Reitzes] Faith Salie's memoir, "Approval Junkie!," has been adapted to the stage at the Alliance Theater. Credit Summer Evans Audio version of this story here. Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”: 2:06: Lois Reitzes talks with Marc Bamuthi Joseph, vice president and artistic director of social impact at the Kennedy Center, about “Beyond the Barbershop: Conversations About Black Masculinity.” The talk, led by Joseph, takes place this Saturday, April 20 at 2 PM at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. 26:17: Faith Salie and Brandon Bush sit down with Reitzes for a conversation about “Approval Junkie!”. The show, which is based on Salie’s memoir of the same name, stars Salie and features music written by Bush. The world premiere of “Approval Junkie” runs on the Hertz Stage of the Alliance Theatre through April 28.