April Yvette Thompson knows Miami's Liberty City. It's where urban and island cultures rub up against each other, and it's where she grew up with her Bahamian/Cuban father and African-American mother. Now she brings to life that neighborhood as it was during her childhood - the turbulent 1970s and '80s, a time when hope and the possibility of change gave way to disillusionment and disintegration, and families struggled to stay together as their worlds were coming apart.
Exploring race and activism, family, politics, and the radical legacies of the '60s, April tells us her life story - a startling synthesis of documentary realism and imaginative fiction - with "scorching insight on how history both frees and chains us at the same time" (Variety). Co-written and directed by Jessica Blank, co-writer of the hit play The Exonerated, Liberty City sheds light on a dramatic chapter of our history.
Laugh-out-loud funny, yet as gritty and thought provoking as the neighborhood that inspired it, Liberty City is a "definitive example of the solo show" (Village Voice).
Generously underwritten in part by Adrienne Arsht Center Premier Members, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP and Betty and Michael Wohl.