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She A Gem

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019

Events for Young Audiences The Human Journey

Jump into a tale of double-dutch, friendship, and teamwork. In this original play by Josh Wilder, Krystin, Jaleesa, and Amber form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. Age 12+

Price

$20.00

Run Time

60 minutes

About

World premiere Kennedy Center commission

In this original play by Josh Wilder, Krystin, Jaleesa, and Amber form a double-dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. If they win, they’ll receive a special prize: their futures told by Ms. Mary, the local psychic. Will they become a famous singer? A hair dresser? Or maybe a “gem,” a special leader who cares for the neighborhood?

Then they meet a pregnant teen from North Philly who can jump double-dutch almost better than any of them. Just as the girls anticipate learning about their futures, they’ll learn something important about her past that affects them all.

Most enjoyed by age 12 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Stay after for a Deeper Dive
Following all performances, special guest experts will engage audiences in a conversation that unpacks the themes presented on stage. 

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
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Written by Joshua Wilder
Directed by Paige Hernandez
Cast features Moriamo Akibu, Heather Gibson, Kashayna Johnson, and Taylor Robinson

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