Caroline, or Change
Friday, May 24, 2024 at 7:30 PM
May 24, 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Set in one of the most pivotal times in America's history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner's provocative and personal story.
In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah's stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door.
Directed by DeMone Lewis
Musical Direction by Alice Bond
Cypress Hill Winery & Hudson and Essex Black Box Series
|General Admission Price:||$27|