May 04, 2018
- Time: 7:30 PM
A world-premiere drama set in the late 1940s during America’s post-WWII recovery, this four-character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, which Mamie and Raymond Warren call home. When Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident, she takes a friend’s advice and hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under This Roofexplores themes of mature love, family, disability and race on an ever-shifting axis with often-unexpected comic, painful and heartfelt results.