This semi-autobiographical one-woman play chronicles the life of Jacqueline Butler, a black, middle-class, doctor's daughter growing up in Queens in summer 1962. We are introduced to Jackie's family and the people who live on her street, such as her nemesis Persephone Wilson, and her mysterious first love, Earl Waddlington. When Jackie's parents decide to send her to a predominantly Jewish school in Greenwich Village, her world is turned upside down, and a whole new cast of characters and relationships emerge. In fall 1962, Jackie tries to put the pieces of her identity together as she rides the E train between Queens and Manhattan, between black and white worlds, between Cream soda and Creme de Menthe.
Recommended for ages 18+