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Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts
Mainstage Productions Presents

Written by Rory D. Sheriff

Official Selection of the 2023 BIPOC Playwrights Festival

September 22-24

A play in 2 acts
Approx. 2 hours


  • Friday, September 22 @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, September 23 @ 2:00pm

  • Saturday, September 23 @ 7:30pm

  • Sunday, September 24 @ 2:00pm

About the show...

Set in 1978 Reading, PA, Virginia decides to take control of her life, starting with unlearning everything she was taught about how a woman should be. Her new outlook: “I am Black, I am proud, I am strong. I am woman. Respect that!” From opting out of her marriage to being faced with losing her childhood home for unpaid taxes are just the beginning. With more than a few reservations, she gives in to the idea of starting a Speakeasy to raise money for the house - which is exactly when all hell breaks loose. Things get worse before they get better, but not before she meets someone who sees and loves her for who she really is.

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  • TBA

Written by Rory D. Sheriff

Ticket Pricing 

  • Adults

    • $19 - Premium Section​

    • $15 - Standard Section

    • $12 - Partial View

  • Seniors, Military, Students, Children​

    • $17 - Premium Section​

    • $13 - Standard Section

    • $10 - Partial View

  • At-The-Door pricing: all available seats will be "Premium" price regardless of price zone.​

  • Tickets available online until 1 hour prior to each performance

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