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Santa Monica-based scriptwriter and songwriter Charise Sowells shares the story of a biracial man torn between two worlds as an employee of his plantation-owning father and a son to his enslaved mother, exploring the complicated existence of interracial overseers during slavery and how their unique position in society ripples throughout a family unit. It parallels the realities of the social construct of race in today's times. The context is different, but the issues remain the same. Nothing is truly black and white in this country or the world beyond. "There is a universalism in the oversimplified matters of life," says Sowells. "A reminder I think we all need in today's political environment." Charise is thrilled An Ocean in My Soul is back at the Playhouse after its acclaimed sell-out world premiere for the BFF 2019 Binge Fringe Festival and incredibly grateful to everyone who has made this possible on the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States.

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