A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Dael Orlandersmith
's drama is a powerful examination of the intraracial tensions that impact communities and individual lives.
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Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their childhood connection matures into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother’s poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.