Soul Rep Theatre Company presents My Red Hand, My Black Hand
The regional premiere of Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Dael Orlandersmith’s My Red Hand, My Black Hand concludes Soul Rep’s 13th season and marks the return of the Café/Negro Series, a co-production with Cara Mia Theatre Company.
The play unfolds as a teenager describes the past, present and future of her parents' cultures. She tells us about the "Red" Tlingit and Lakota parentage of her father, who leaves the reservation to play the blues in Boston, and the "Black" rural Virginia background of her mother, who goes to Boston seeking the big-city life. Her parents meet at a dance and fall in love, but not without the complications of prejudice from their families.
This play is appropriate for ages 13 and up.