Can I Touch It?
543 Columbia Road Dorchester
Shay is many things - a business owner, a single mom, a community leader - but there's one thing she's definitely not: a pawn in Patron Bank's efforts to buy up foreclosed real estate in the heart of Boston's black community. At risk of losing her own store to the bank, she is forced to choose between a personal fight for her family's livelihood and a moral fight against gentrification. When pushed to her limits, Shay finds herself in the fantastical peaceful place where women of color have to recede into when they get asked stupid ass questions. can i touch it? examines themes of black hair politics, social exclusion and the racial inequity black owned businesses face every day.
Presented by Company One Theatre
Thru - Aug 13, 2022