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Author:Jill Elaine Hughes
ICWP Member?:Yes
Nearest Large City:Chicago, Illinois
Play Title:The Man Upstairs
Runtime:120+plus minutes
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
Max. Cast:6
Min. Cast:6
Theme:American Racism
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First Name:Jill Elaine
Last Name:Hughes