|Author:||Jill Elaine Hughes|
|Nearest Large City:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Play Title:||The Man Upstairs|
|Synopsis:||THE MAN UPSTAIRS |
Cast: 4W, 2M, multicultural (3 Caucasians, 2 Asian-Americans, 1 African-American); unit set.
Synopsis: Janice Taylor-Leung, a thirtysomething Caucasian woman, and her husband Walter Leung, a Cantonese immigrant from Hong Kong, are well-educated, politically liberal professionals who recently bought a condo in a gentrifying Chicago neighborhood. They find their worlds turned upside down by the actions of their African-American upstairs neighbor, and are unwittingly pulled in a tug-of-war between liberal ideologies and their own deeply buried prejudices. This full-length drama examines the dark side of contemporary American race relations.
Production/Development History: Staged reading in Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series, August 2004
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|First Name:||Jill Elaine|