|Something More Than God by Gabrielle Perez|
Orphaned as a baby, Emma Smith has spent her entire life under the watchful eye of Reverend Parson. After a terrible train accident, Theodore, becomes a guest of the Parson’s to heal from his injuries. Through their budding relationship, Emma sees Theodore as a way to break free from the restrictive life laid out in front of her. But Reverend Parson will not let her go easily. After discovering years of secrets, Emma must take control of her life, and realize she is the only one who can save herself.
May 26th 6:30pm
Keep It Light by Toby Inoue
Two sisters, Winnie and Tomi, try to reconnect after an estrangement when their mother becomes seriously ill. Winnie is half African-American and a celebrity stand-up comedian, who has been cancelled. Tomi is half Asian-American and an elementary school art teacher who stayed in her hometown. The sisters clean Mom’s house as they also try to accommodate Mom’s last wishes, including a comeback show for Winnie and a hospital wedding for Tomi. Painful memories resurface as they sort through familiar objects from the past, and they try to make sense of familial love and its entanglement with racism and favoritism.
Free and open to the public. Reservations required.
|From Friends of Speranza|
Horseshoe Empire written by Margo Hammond
It’s 1928 in the Horseshoe slum of Jersey City, NJ and “No Irish Need Apply” Hungry to escape his low status, Teddy Devlin aligns himself with the city’s most infamous political boss, Mayor Frank Hague. While proud to be a part of the machine that empowers the Irish, Teddy struggles to accept the damage that it does to others. It’s the American way, but is it the right way?
This is an OUTDOOR EVENT. We offer folding chairs but patrons are welcome to bring their own comfy folding chairs, if they prefer. In the event of rain, the rain date is June 18 @ 6 P.M. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
June 10 – 18
Museum of Jersey City History
298 Academy Street
Jersey City, NJ 07306
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