This autobiographical comic drama by a noted cartoonist about growing up in an interracial neighborhood in the 1960s enjoyed a long Off Broadway run. Twelve year old best friends, one black and one white, stand by each other through upheaval and tragedy, in spite of each family's disapproval. However, racial peer pressure eventually drives a wedge between the girls. Interspersed are songs of the period, some heard on the Victrola and others performed by the spirited cast.
"Sure to earn the respect and laughter of young audiences. Lynda Barry's debut as a playwright is anything but cartoonish." - New York Times
"Brilliant...[with] a masterly sense of progression, construction and dramatic form. It hits us in places we had forgotten, and tells things we never knew we knew." - N.Y. Post