The Story of Hope
A little girl is made to feel bad for being “mixed.” By exploring her family’s history, she comes to realize that she is created by love and a hope for a better world. Follow Hope and Jacqui’s journey along the branches of their family tree, through their family history and the history of our nation. On this journey Jacqui gives Hope insight into who she is and how her name speaks of a positive future. “I am generations of faith mixed with lots of love! I AM HOPE!"
Celebrate Black History Month with the inspirational "Story of Hope!"
Based on the book, Hope, by actress and storyteller Isabell Monk, this play asks the question “what is it like to be of mixed race?” and explores the issue of being biracial in a polarized world.
© Copyright 2012 New Music Arts ® dba Musicals 4 Young Audiences. Originally produced by SteppingStone Theatre For Youth Development, St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Hitchler, Artistic Director.
Hope - a light skinned African American girl of 9
Vicky - a dark skinned African American girl of 9
Maria - a Latino girl of 16
Jacqui - a dark skinned African America girl of 16
Tony - a boy from Italy
Margaret - a girl from Ireland
Simon - an African American slave boy
Lacey - an African American slave girl
Jane - an African America girl
Jack - an African American boy
Vince a White boy of Italian heritage
Kate - a White girl of Irish heritage
David - a White boy
Eve - an African American girl
Chorus of Boys and Girls:
Boy from Greece
Boy from Spain
Boy from Russia
Girl from Russia
Girl from Sweden
Joshua, Matthew & Sarah - 3 slaves
3 young African American Civil Rights Activists
Alice, Allen & Sammy - 3 White Disruptive School kids
"Boys and Girls"
"Mixed with Love"
Sung by Judi Donaghy and T. Mychael Rambo