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Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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Charles Johnson, a brilliant young San Francisco playwright, has written a superb one act dramatic comedy that captures the warmth, depth and respect for friendship between two African American couples.

Jim & Mattie and McCoy & Bessie are two retirement-age couples who harbor love and enduring friendship for each other, a friendship that has lasted for over forty years.

Their story takes place in a rundown apartment building in Chicago’s 1976 notorious Southside, where the streets are poppin’ and the nights are hot and long. It’s a sanctuary for some and a prison for others.

The two couples cope with issues that threaten to tear away at the tightly knit binds that have held African American families together since slaves in the United States became free.

The Hundred Years War

by Holly Kern

An elderly black man, who has never voted, is encouraged by a young white woman to register to vote for the first time. The setting is 1965, during the height of the struggle for Civil Rights in America.

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