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  • Cheryl Bear:
    30 May. 2021
    A beautiful, moving play of understanding identity and the history that shapes these women. Well done.
  • Troels Kjær:
    25 Jun. 2020
    A beautiful play. Like a good book I felt compelled to read it again. A rich story about identity, race, gender and history. The play is filled with fantastic dialogue, well defined characters and moments of truth and tenderness that resonate on an emotional level.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    1 Jan. 2020
    A warm, heartfelt, and time-bending journey into the past for an African American woman who is coming to terms with her history, both familial and social. The play builds up to a surprising and moving conclusion that leaves the audience thinking about how we look at the present as well as the past. Also provides juicy roles for African American actresses.
  • Jessie Salsbury:
    17 Feb. 2019
    I have had the wonderful privilege to see this great work through workshop (OCTA) and now in full production (KCMPT) - both in the Kansas City market. There is not a play like it - historical, funny, poignant - Beautiful hints of Wizard of Oz woven into a history lesson. Michelle Tyrene Johnson puts her heart into her work, and her women in this play are absolutely incandescent. All theatres should add this one to their season.
  • George Sapio:
    8 Jan. 2019
    What a remarkable work. Full of passion, compassion, heart, and faultless truth. And more than its share of wicked lines. I would love to see this onstage.
  • Emily Hageman:
    27 May. 2018
    Gorgeous play. It wouldn't do this show justice to simply call it a modern adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" (though there are beautiful corollaries). This is a marvelous play, a mystical story about a very real woman thrown into a very unreal circumstance. The story is liquid and effortless, the characters are memorable and striking, and Johnson holds the heart of this play so carefully in the palm of her hand. Is life really better now than it was then? Johnson gives us an important reminder that life is beautiful wherever there is love. Highly recommended.
  • Kitchen Dog Theater:
    25 Apr. 2018
    We are pleased to support this play! It was a Finalist for the 2018 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.
  • Claudia Haas:
    25 Apr. 2018
    This needs to be a trilogy. I was left wanting more - a whole lot more. This exploration of relationships (Johnson covers every type of relationship known to humanity) was beautiful and always surprising. The time travel was seamlessly interwoven as plots and subplots took root and blossomed. The care put into the two time periods took away any assumptions I had (as with Marie). The dialogue crackles, the characters envelop you and the pace is swift and sure. I so want to see this onstage. (Please, Twin Cities.)
  • Unicorn Theatre:
    6 Apr. 2018
    This play was a SEMIFINALIST for the 2017-2018 In-Progress New Play Reading Series at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. It is our pleasure to support THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP.
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    6 Mar. 2018
    A hilarious yet heartbreaking tale of the sacrifices women and people of color have made to get where we are. A clever play that uses wit to explain the weight of history and delightful characters so we can live it. As the play progresses the more invested we are and by the end, it feels like we are leaving family. I hope I can see a production of this play one day soon!

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