The Luck of the Irish

Boston Center for the Arts, Calderwood Pavilion
527 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The story of The Luck of the Irish spans two time periods and three generations. In the late 1950s, Lucy and Rex Taylor, a well-to-do African-American couple living in Boston's South End, aspire to move to a nearby suburb to provide a better life for their two daughters. Unable to purchase a home in a segregated neighborhood themselves, they pay Patty Ann and Joe Donovan, a struggling Irish family to "ghost-buy" the house on their behalf and then sign over the deed. Fifty years later, Lucy's granddaughter Hannah lives in the house with her family, where she grapples with the contemporary racial and social issues that stem from living in a primarily white community

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