THE STORY: Jackson, an upwardly-mobile black attorney, has just bought an apartment in a transitioning neighborhood in Brooklyn. He sees the potential of his old neighborhood, as does his white girlfriend Suzy…at first. When Jackson’s childhood friend Don leaves rehab to crash with them, the trio quickly becomes trapped between the tensions inside their own home and the dangers that may lurk outside.
“Skillful…[a] slow-burning, thought-provoking drama…” —The New York Times. “[Tracey Scott Wilson] does not write diatribes or position papers. Race is not a national conversation but an inner turmoil…in an argument about something else or in a split-second decision about opening the building’s door to a stranger. The fact that the main gentrifier here is black turns the usual view of the subject inside out: Can one gentrify one’s own home?” —New York Magazine. “Issues of class, race, and the politics surrounding a community in flux are pulled into an engaging debate about a term [“gentrification”] whose overuse has zapped it of nearly all meaning…The resulting snapshot is an interesting one, illuminating the hidden dimensions of this cultural transformation that realtors rarely include in their property tours.” —TheaterMania.com.