Rastus and Hattie

Needra and Marlene enjoy a perfect post-racial friendship until two problematic Black robots (and a glitch in the time-space continuum) make them confront their ideas about race and the value of the past.
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Rastus and Hattie

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  • National New Play Network:
    17 Jan. 2019
    Rastus and Hattie by Lisa Langford was featured in NNPN's 2018 National Showcase of New Plays.
  • Lynda Crawford:
    18 Dec. 2018
    I so admire the writing and the heart of this piece. Stunning.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    8 Dec. 2018
    This play is incredible. Razor-sharp, with a commanding point of view, and at the same time, it's just funny as hell. Langford works within themes that are at a constant, rolling boil in our society -- and she does so with such confidence and verve. I wish I could see this onstage, and producers should pay attention: Langford has penned a complete world that asks us important questions about how technology and the future digital age are fueled by our past, and present. There's SO MUCH pressure-per-square inch, on every single page of this script. I'm blown away.