My Occasion of Sin is inspired in part by real events that happened during the 1969 Omaha race riots. George, a South Omaha music store owner, tries to evolve with the rock & roll trend. Luigi, a North Omaha jazz drummer, longs to restore the Dreamland Ballroom to its former glory. Mary Margaret, a 16-year-old South Omaha girl, stages her own revolution -- in music. Vivian, a 14-year-old North Omaha girl, struggles to understand the events swirling around her, and to find her own voice.
Monica will contribute a guest blog about the experience in the coming weeks, so watch this space!
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Closer to home, John Shea’s play The Painter opens at Unity Church tomorrow night, so get thee to Somerville!
When an Irish-American painter and his African-American employer come face-to-face in a battle of wills, the result is a crime that will change both of them forever. Was it anger? Madness? Or something deeper?
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