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Act One: The Ensemble Theatre Young Professionals Group
3535 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
Join Act One Young Professionals for wine and light bites during the mixer and stay for the play.
Five friends find solace in their sisterly bond and take a musical and historical journey through the songs that were anthems marking social change, and that resonated with the thoughts and emotions of women all over the world. These five women come together after Grandma dies, to go over all her things. They must choose one song to sing at the Memorial that night.
While the friends sift through memories and confront one another, songs are introduced going back from the great Lady Day, Billie Holiday to Beyonce’. The music's trajectory goes from «Naming the Pain» (A Good Man is Hard to Find) to «Framing the Problem» (I am Not My Hair), to «Proclaiming the Joy» (Just Fine and Golden). This play parallels the story of African-American women and their emerging sense of empowerment.