Veralynn Jackson knows hair, she knows her neighborhood, and she also knows that the invention of the Jheri Curl marks the end of the world. When she takes a job in Mr. Kim’s Korean-owned Black beauty supply store and the posters start talking to her, Veralynn might finally come to know her true calling. Taken from the website.
Sleep with the Angels injects a dollop of magical realism into the everyday lives of two working women. Molly, a busy attorney, has just separated from her husband and is in desperate need of a childcare provider. Juana has recently arrived from Mexico and is looking for a job. It’s a perfect match! Soon, Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana’s magical and charming ways. But just who is Juana, really? Taken from thewebsite.
In 1968, a year of watershed moments in the United States: The assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, lunar space exploration and the Vietnam War, Connie, a single mother gets a job at Sears in Boyle Heights, an economic hub in Los Angeles where people of all cultures and nationalities shop and work. When Connie’s son gets drafted and is sent to Vietnam, her mother makes her pray to La Virgen de Guadalupe for his protection. As Connie tries to remember how to pray, La Virgen appears to her and their friendship grows as she navigates work, love, war and her new independence. Taken from the website.
Lackawanna Blues is a reminiscence of his 1950s childhood in a small town on the banks of Lake Erie. Santiago-Hudson takes on more than 20 colorful characters—from would-be philosophers and petty hustlers to lost souls and abandoned lovers—in a brilliant celebration of the eccentric boardinghouse he grew up in. Taken from thewebsite.
The Yamaguchis and the Montaños are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression on the farmland they share. But as their oldest children fall in love—secretly—the attack on Pearl Harbor throws these Mexican and Japanese American families into uncertainty and turmoil. Taken from the website.
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Taken from thewebsite
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