Face Off Theatre Returns To In-Person Shows With Long-Awaited Premiere | WMUK

Face Off Theatre Returns To In-Person Shows With Long-Awaited Premiere

May 11, 2021

Credit Face Off Theatre
Credit Face Off Theatre

"If you know family, especially in the African-American community, you know these people," says Face Off Theatre Artistic Director Marissa Harrington about the new play "I Am Grace," by local playwright Vickie G. Hampton. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Harrington and Hampton preview the world premiere production, which will be staged at the Dormouse Theatre May 21-23. Both in-person seating and online viewing passes are available.


Playwright Vickie G. Hampton
Credit Face Off Theatre

Hampton says the idea of the story came to her years ago, when she learned of a relative who could "pass" as white. But, "Ultimately, it's about self-agency." Set in the 1940s, Hampton explores how a family fractured by an assault finds ways to overcome trauma and come back together.

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