a part of "berwyn reads!"
A collaboration between the Berwyn
Library and 16th Street Theater.
On November 15, 2008, 16th Street Theater presented SEEDFOLKS
performed by professional actors alongside members of our
community for two free performances.
The Story: A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage,
looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood
of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a
young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed
soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil
holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can win back Lateesha's
heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil's dad, who sees
a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Maricela,
sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead.
Thirteen very different voices -- old, young, Haitian, Hispanic,
tough, haunted, and hopeful -- tell one amazing story about
a garden that transforms a neighborhood.
16th Street Theater is under the umbrella of the Berwyn Cultural
Center, a part of the North
Berwyn Park District
For info call (708) 795-6704 x 105