by Tearrance Chisholm
directed by Lisa Marie Rollins
A Producing Partnership with Playwrights Foundation
Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights; while Tru is a street savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell. Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies.” He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis proves to be a reluctant pupil, as they navigate a world of cheerleaders, Black Lives Matter, 2Pac, Nietzsche, Apollo, and Dionysus—each vying for Marquis’ future.
West Coast Premiere
Learn why Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.
March 8 – March 31
Thurs – Sat