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Three southerners explore whether the second chances they are desperately seeking might be found with one another. Witty and resilient teenage trans femme Zara, rough-edged builder Colt, and protective Muslim immigrant Kaysar are each on their own journeys through landscapes of hope, survival, trauma, and the persistent call of joy. When their paths intertwine, new possibilities emerge for what the trio might...
Three southerners explore whether the second chances they are desperately seeking might be found with one another. Witty and resilient teenage trans femme Zara, rough-edged builder Colt, and protective Muslim immigrant Kaysar are each on their own journeys through landscapes of hope, survival, trauma, and the persistent call of joy. When their paths intertwine, new possibilities emerge for what the trio might mean to each other in this fresh, deeply felt comedic drama about belonging.
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  • Nikki Brake-Sillá:
    8 Aug. 2022
    WHAT A GEM! This hit all my buttons. It's such a lovely and tender story about the family you choose. How important that family is to shape, love, and hold us. Bravo. Gave me all the feels in a great way, and I would LOVE to see this on stage.
  • Maximillian Gill:
    27 Jun. 2022
    If this play had just a couple of moments of striking tenderness, warmth, and astonishing human connection I would've called it a success, but Yasmin somehow fills the piece with such moments. The author's assured handling of the material is simply breathtaking at times. A key scene involves a "sex talk" that in a less confident voice could seem overly descriptive, but the author uses it to bring characters together in a natural and open way. The author's notes state "Bring truth to their story," I'm floored by how much truth this story holds.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    15 Apr. 2022
    What a beautiful piece populated by a compelling cross-section of well-drawn characters. I especially appreciated how this story of deeply intersectional queerness, finding family, and identity never ignored its character's struggles while also never wallowing in them. Between the huge oak, the cluttered trailer home, and the house being assembled onstage, there were also many gorgeous stage images that I'd love to see realized. Sharifa Yasmin demonstrated such care and love for her characters while not letting them off the hook for hurting and coming into conflict with one another. I hope this is produced far and wide!

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