Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - New York City. An open area surrounded on the perimeter by fire escapes and a rooftop. The feeling is tall, urban, cool. An old couch indicates Dawn's apartment. A wicker chair indicates Sharon's apartment.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
This haunting drama consists of inter locking monologues by a black woman, her disturbed teenaged son, and Sharon, a white social worker. Dawn is a streetwise super mom with four kids. The other three are fine, but Frankie is falling into a self destructive fantasy world peopled by supernatural buddies. The social worker tries to help Dawn and Frankie and becomes truly committed. At first, Dawn resists Sharon's help. Gradually the two women become friends united in a common goal: to save Frankie.
"Beautifully constructed and very affecting comic drama." - UPI
"Kurtti's writing is crisp, humorous, sometimes poignant, and always explicit." - Christian Science Monitor
"Contemporary, upbeat and engaging." - N.Y. Amsterdam News
"At the top of your must see theatrical list." - Black American