Queens Girl in the World looks at one young woman’s journey of self-discovery at the onset of the Civil Rights-era. It chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class upbringing in 1950s Queens to a progressive, predominantly Jewish private school in Greenwich Village. Funny, poignant, and filled with life — all punctuated with the irresistible sounds of Motown.

Written by Caleen Sinnette Jennings

Directed by Paige Hernandez

Starting April 7th, at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036)