Smart People | 2017-2018 Season

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Smart People

Oct 5 – Oct 22

BUY
By Lydia Diamond
Directed by Summer L. Williams
A Production from the Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca

On the eve of the 2008 Presidential Election, four intellectuals find themselves embroiled in a complex web of social and sexual politics. Brian, a neuroscientist, is studying the brain’s responses to race and its societal implications. Ginny, a psychologist, is studying low-income Asian-American women’s reaction to stress. Jackson, a young doctor, has opened a clinic for low-income patients. Valerie, a talented actor, is struggling to make ends meet by working as a maid. Everyone wants to be successful, to find love, and to feel as if they’ve made a positive impact on the world. But what influence does race have on that quest? A brilliantly hilarious and incisive play by the playwright of the award-winning Broadway play, Stick Fly.

Suitable for ages 15 and up
(Contains profanity and material that some children under the age of 15 may find difficult to understand)

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