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Two generations of sisters navigate class, race, love and family on “Mud Row,” an area in the East End of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elsie hopes to move up in the world by marrying into “the talented tenth,” while her sister Frances joins the fight for Civil Rights. Decades later, estranged sisters Regine and Toshi are forced to reckon with their shared heritage and each other, when Regine inherits granny Elsie’s house.
Mud Row is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com.
Gilda, a middle-aged woman, has to train Eduardo, a young Mexican man, how to be a shop foreman when her factory plant moves to Mexico. Over the course of a week, they discover that their assumptions regarding personal expectations and cultural differences are not always correct.
As tensions reach an all-time high between Newark residents and police, racial and civil unrest begins spilling into Plainfield, New Jersey in the “Long Hot Summer of 1967”. Clif and Peach moved their family to Plainfield for the promise of a better future, but as the riots begin, the family contemplates a return to the South.
Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from W. John Bauer
and Nancy Boucher, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Geraldine
R. Dodge Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward
Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation,
The Union Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, Carole Shaffer-Koros and Robert
Koros, ExxonMobil Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, Investors
Foundation, The Union County HEART Grant and through the generous support
of individual patrons and local organizations. Discover Jersey Arts is our
marketing partner. Visit www.jerseyarts.com
for more information about other arts programming happening around the
Premiere Stages is committed to producing topical plays and interactive
programs that reflect a diverse group of individuals from all ethnic and
racial backgrounds, national origins, nationalities, ancestry, religious
groups, gender expression or identities, sexual orientation, political
beliefs, ages, abilities and disabilities.