It's 1967: Harold Stein travels from his home on Long Island to his small shoe store in a predominantly black Brooklyn neighborhood. Fearful of being robbed, or worse, Stein operates his store behind a locked door while his wife, Sylvia, remains trapped at home by her own demons and a culture that denies her dreams. Millie True is a teacher and her son, Jimmy, is a Black nationalist like his father, Millie's ex. When Millie witnesses a young black man trying to get into Stein's store, the ensuing events challenge not only Stein and the community, but also those of us who bear witness to his journey.
Part of Fertile Ground: A City-wide Festival of New Works