Chain

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137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Chain, written by Pearl Cleage, tells the tale of a sixteen-year-old crack addict, Rosa Jackson, whose parents take matters into their own hands. Their solution: to keep their daughter chained inside their home for seven days. In this desperate attempt to keep their daughter away from drugs and the violence of their Harlem community, Rosa teeters between discovering her self worth, the admiration for her boyfriend, Jesus, who introduced her to the drug, and the reality of her addiction. This one-woman show not only explores "urban" violence and the impact of drugs on the African American community but the affects of peer pressure and how far parents will go to protect their children.