River City leaps back and forth in time between Civil Rights-era Louisville and today.
"Thoughtful... compelling... crackling energy."The Charlotte Observer
"Layered and endearing, contemporary and historical."NUVO
"With compassion, humor, and hope, it explores what it's like to live in a supposedly post-racial world, rejecting the limitations of labels yet yearning for roots."NUVO
"On point and powerful."Tucson Local Media
"A stimulating, exciting evening of theatre... a riveting, powerful piece of work."BroadwayWorld.com
"Moving, richly-entertaining... a journey of discovery."LEO Weekly
"Spectacular characters... deeply-imagined humans full of quirks and foibles that are entertaining in their own right."LEO Weekly
River City Script
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River City leaps back and forth in time between Civil Rights-era Louisville and today. We begin in Chicago, in the present. Mary is mourning the death of her father, a reticent man named Edward Christopher. Prompted by a "responsibility to history," she travels back to her hometown to uncover her roots.