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Best friends Jay and Evan run a convenience store in a rapidly changing neighborhood. When a real estate developer stops by with an offer to buy the place, their deep-rooted connection is tested. As the choice to sell weighs on Evan’s shoulders, and with only 24 hours to decide, their community is ripped apart and the very foundation of the world around them begins to rumble and quake. An intimate play that...
Best friends Jay and Evan run a convenience store in a rapidly changing neighborhood. When a real estate developer stops by with an offer to buy the place, their deep-rooted connection is tested. As the choice to sell weighs on Evan’s shoulders, and with only 24 hours to decide, their community is ripped apart and the very foundation of the world around them begins to rumble and quake. An intimate play that races towards apocalyptic ends, 5 examines a friendship tested by money, race, and family secrets come to light.
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  • Nick Malakhow:
    3 Jul. 2021
    Superb piece that tells a gorgeously rendered, human story amplified with moments of high theatricality and some potent and powerful metaphors and stage images of biblical proportions. Johnson manages to explore huge themes of privilege, race, gentrification, found and blood family, legacy, and much more with his microscopic focus on the relationship between Jay and Evan. All the characters are compelling beyond those two, however, especially Stacy who is so awesomely empathetic and antagonistic all at once. I hope to see this on its feet sometime soon!