NEW PLAY WORKSHOP
WELCOME TO MATTESON! by Inda Craig-Galván
Directed by Logan Vaughn
In the nice Chicago suburb of Matteson, African American couple Patricia and Gerald Griffith believe they are achieving their dream of upward-mobility and the 'good life.' Tonight, they're having dinner with their new neighbors, Regina and Corey Baker, a couple from the inner-city, who have relocated to Matteson as part of Chicago's gentrification of the notorious Cabrini-Green Housing Project. But how welcoming can the newly-haves be to the newly-arrived have-nots? An intra-racial comedy about class and how we deal with the ‘other’ when the other looks just like us.