After the published memoirs of an elderly black woman become a literary sensation, Shelita Burns, an ambitious young editor, and discoverer of the book, attains celebrity status in New York publishing circles. But when subsequent revelations concerning the author of the memoirs are disclosed to Shelita, she feels that her deepest self has been compromised and her career greatly imperiled. The play unfolds as an intriguing personal mystery as well as a compelling discourse on the nature of art, history, and racial prejudice.

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by Thomas Gibbons
Directed by Barbara Mills

Jan. 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Feb. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 2014


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Stagecrafters currently stages five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare.

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The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
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