The Play

A World Premiere by Josh Wilder
Directed by Summer L. Williams
Developed by C1 PlayLab

July 20 – August 18, 2018
@ The Strand Theatre

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Jalil and Kwamaine just want their family to be “Cosby Show happy,” but that kind of life doesn’t seem to be in the cards—until an enormous dandelion sprouts in front of their South Philly home and wishes start falling from the sky. Seizing the possibility of no longer feeling like the city’s leftovers, the brothers begin to dream their way out of the cycle of poverty that has governed their lives, and find themselves on an adventure they never could have imagined.

All tickets for Leftovers are Pay-What-You-Wish. $0 minimum, $10 suggested, $50 you’re a hero! Your ticket donation directly contributes to the future of financially accessible theater in Boston.

Company One Theatre is producing LEFTOVERS to AMPLIFY:

Ways to address the historical and systemic inequities that have led to today’s cycle of poverty.

Forgiveness, and the dangers of perpetuating the “absent black father” myth.

That the power to dream, wish, and be the hero of your own journey is not reserved for white people.

The vital role local organizations have in combating gentrification and revitalizing communities from within.

“Yes we can!” for black and brown boys in a world that says “no you can’t.”

 

Growing up in the inner city as a young Black man I felt like my dreams and my environment were at war … Writing this play helped me understand why people in my neighborhood gave up, and it helped me heal the wounds I accumulated in my pursuit of my own dreams. 
– Josh Wilder