The Washington Post, Theatre & Dance …the show offers an inversion of the usual race/class structure in America: Kate, the upper-middle-class doctor’s daughter is Black; the other five characters are working-class White people. When Mike climbs the social ladder out of Southie, his old friends mock him as “lace-curtain Irish.”
To help the audience process these issues, Keegan is partnering this season with Challenging Racism, an Arlington-based organization trying to educate Americans about systemic racism. Facilitators from the group will moderate an Audience Talkback session after one show in each run of the theater’s eight plays this season. Bringing the cast and production team together, the discussion will delve deeper into the concerns raised by the show. Moreover, representatives from Challenging Racism will visit rehearsals occasionally to help the cast and crew negotiate the same issues before the show even opens. To read the full article from the Washington Post, click here.