Venue Details

Hudson Mainstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Jesse Johnson
99 events 76 reviews

This was my 3rd Lynn Nottage Play in 2 months (Ruined, Introducing Vera Stark) and the first by a small local/regional theatre. I am beginning to see her style and tone - how she used characters to "talk" to the audience; her use of irony as a...continued

reviewed Jun 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sona
6 events 1 review

Very solid+committed cast. Beautiful writing. Thought provoking with the perfect amount of light moments. Great set as well.

reviewed Jun 24 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Visit playwright Lynn Nottage’s website.


The battle for the heart and mind of 17-year-old Ernestine is waged in a living room in Brooklyn in 1950. The contestants include the lively and glamorous Aunt Lily, Ernestine’s God-fearing father and a mysterious German refugee. As is Ernestine, the country is on the brink of transition. This coming of age tale evokes the poetry of change.

The cast features Mylika Davis, Lara Hughes, Kenyetta Lethridge, Rickie Peete and Marie-Francoise Theodore.  

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