Performance Space 122 presents In the Spirit - For Real, a formidable and compelling one-woman show by acclaimed solo performer Peggy Pettitt. Due to the AIDS epidemic, a feisty older woman with ferocious stamina is left alone to raise her nephew, an urban youth, gifted but on the edge. Pettitt "takes a look under the hood" and plays multiple characters in a heart-to-heart conversation between generations. Brilliantly written, infused with hip-hop and jazz selections, In the Spirit - For Real is a powerful coming of age story that bathes the wounds of generational separation with a prescription for hope.
Written and performed by Pettitt, directed by Remy Tissier, In the Spirit - For Real includes raps created by Jay Pistols and original jazz compositions by Harry Mann.