No Boundaries (NYMF)

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Opened Sep 15, 2005
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

No Boundaries is the contemporary story of 18 year old childhood friends - the free-spirited Ali, who's white, and the reserved Joshua, who's black. Set to attend Juilliard, Ali unexpectedly grabs a chance to audition for Mistahs and Sistahs, an up-and-coming rap group. Though she initially overcomes the group's resistance to including a white girl, her involvement triggers a series of events rife with racial tension that ultimately overwhelms Joshua and threatens their friendship. In the midst of youthful idealism and the myopic, passionate pursuit of dreams, Joshua and Ali must confront the confounding divide between how we see ourselves and how others see us, and the painful realities of identity, loyalty and race. Written and directed by Liz Oliver, this gritty urban musical is driven by a score of songs ranging from hip hop to soul and rock to gospel. These songs have been written for the production by six acclaimed songwriting and performing artists: Sam Bisbee, Pamela Laws, Laura Love, Marcus Miller, Speech, and The Spooks. The production features music direction by Jim Abbott, music development by Barry Cole, and choreography by Tony nominee AC Ciulla. The cast includes Meredith Akins, Erica Ash, Justis Bolding, Kai Chapman, Rodrick Covington, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Omar Evans, Austin Eyer, Perri Gaffney, Dean Irby, Jonathan Lee, Greta Lee, Melina Lizette, Scott Lupi, Darren Matthias, Chelsea McKinnies, Duane McLaughlin, Tyler Moschler, Taharqa Patterson, Aileen Payumo, Gayle Turner, and Dana Vance. Schedule Thursday, September 15th at 8:00 pm Friday, September 16th at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Saturday, September 17th at 9:00 pm Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00 pm

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