Annie and Peter have it all: successful careers, a lovely home and a good marriage. Their decision to complete their family by adopting a child from Africa feels right, but the process, and the global realities it reveals, turns their world, their identities, and their assumptions upside down. This powerful and politically-charged play by African American playwright Tanya Barfield paints a startling portrait of our cultural divides and casts global issues into the heart of an insulated, middle-class American home. But one thing is clear: we are all part of the same world, so the world's problems are our own.
Links to Africa, economics, politics, adoption, and different kinds of families.
Common Core: CC ELA: SL 2, RL 7, WHST 7-8, RH 7, C3: D2.Geo.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10.
Show length: 2 hr
A big round of applause for our Student Matinee Series underwriters: Andrea's Legacy Fund, Champlain Investment Partners, LLC, Bari and Peter Dreissigacker, the Forrest and Frances Lattner Foundation, the Lintilhac Foundation, Tracy and Richard Tarrant, TD Charitable Foundation, Vermont Concert Artists Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Flynn Jazz Endowment. Additional Support from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, The Golub Foundation, Green Mountain Fund, Walter Cerf Community Fund, and the Vermont Arts Council, as well as the Susan E. Quinn Memorial Fund held at the Vermont Community Foundation. Thanks also to the wonderful show sponsor(s) listed above.