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Stage Left of Broadway

This is fast-paced story of two talented New York women, Winnie and Bette. These two have been friends since childhood. The complicated relationship between these strong, self-reliant women begins to crumble as they both head out in opposite directions to pursue their exciting futures. Futures that are as different as their personalities.

Winnie, who loves the theatre, knows the importance of bringing great plays to life. Plays that will not only entertain but heal. Through her eyes, what really goes on behind the scenes of this Black Theatre Ensemble is revealed. The constant struggle for funding, handling an exciting, quirky, cast of actors while trying to grow up, only makes Winnie more determined.

While Winnie fights to keep her Theatre open, Bette chooses instead to climb the corporate ladder. For a Black woman in the 80s she is forced to use whatever and whoever is necessary for her to reach the next rung. Bettes single focus on being upwardly mobile blinds her at times. She fails to worry about who she hurts in the process. She insists that she knows best and refuses to listen to the people around her. Her life and career take a downward spiral toward an unavoidable nightmare that at the same time forces her to grow up and discover those who really love her.

When the lives of these to amazing women collide again, old secrets and a series of misunderstandings test the true nature of their friendship. This cautionary tale of life, love and ambition remind us that sometimes the best things in this life are not at the top of the ladder or in the brightest of lights but are maybe just slightly Stage Left of Broadway.

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