by Aaron Moore

The play takes place on a stage in an unknown theatre in 1990. 5 actresses from different backgrounds with there own personalities are putting on the play “Planted in Pain, Blossomed in June” which is about a young black woman (Addie) who wants to escape her poverty stricken southern home and jump into adulthood with her new husband Sylvester. Her family wants other things for her. Especially her mother. The writer of the play has left instructions that all the characters of the play must be played by women, even the male roles. As the actresses rehearse and get closer to opening night they find that the play is causing them to remember painful memories of their own, especially the actress playing the main role Sasha. Sasha is a new Actor and this play is her big break but in order for her to truly find out who Addie is. Sasha must first find the pain that is inside her and use it to tell this story. As the days get close to opening night the actors break out in conversations about love, abuse, racism, and womanhood, and what it means to be a Black Actress in the world and the sacrifices you have to make.

  • Cast Size: 6W
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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