JACK presents a new play about four plucky finalists competing for the Dance Hall Queen of Pittsburgh crown. More…
Reigning Queen Rihanna T, determined librarian Donna, revolutionary romantic Rihanna P, and young mother Bunny are all vying for the title. Led by a young and shady entrepreneur, the women travel to Pittsburgh from across the country to twerk their way to possible YouTube stardom. During the pageant, relationships are tested and personal dignity is challenged. Is twerking empowering to women, or degrading? Is the American Dream accessible to everyone? What moves does it take to be a winner? 'Ducklings' explores the complexity of what it means to be a woman within the current American capitalist system.
See it if You like plays with dancing; beautifully staged! A smart take on "celebrity" and what people will do to achieve it. Good acting & writing.
Don't see it if You prefer shows with high production values and with no raw edges.