On the eve of an important speech by Rosa Parks, four women working in a Virginia civil rights office celebrate, argue, plan and commiserate as they plot a course for desegregation and women's rights.
"Brilliant... Strap in for a wild, mind-expanding ride."The Hartford Courant
"Fundamentally it’s a play about a metaphorical threat: the threat of erasure. It may be men who start the job of suppressing women’s contributions to the civil rights movement, but history completes it... Though mostly fictional, the play is thus an effective form of historical reconstitution."The New York Times
"Vibrant, honest and effective."New Haven Register
"Brilliant... exploring history, influence, social change and pervasive modern forms of oppression, misunderstanding and obliviousness... it accesses history, namechecks African-American icons, chronicles challenging relationships, evokes the harsh realities of urban life, breaks into strident proclamations... Strap in for a wild, mind-expanding ride."The Hartford Courant
"Some of the best new theater of the year... Sampson gives us four great characters, three black and one white, all with different points of view on race and gender relations, but all with the same objective, equality for women of color."Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT)
"Thematically and politically rich and important... Playwright Sampson does well to sculpt vital, powerful women who are individualists. She has a keen voice and her words accurately reflects time and place... [She] pushes those watching to ponder further and... perhaps become more proactive in the quest for human equality."Talkin' Broadway
Cadillac Crew Script
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On the day of a much-anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women.