Queens Girl in the World
May 7, 2019 - June 23, 2019
By Caleen Sinnette Jennings | Directed by Paige Hernandez
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Performed for the first time as a two-play repertory with Jennings's Queens Girl in Africa, Queens Girl in the World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence. Lively and poignant—and punctuated with the irresistible sound of Motown—Queens Girl in the World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change.