From a media release:
New Federal Theatre Presents:
Premieres Saturday, March 20, 2021 – 7 PM,
Streaming ends, Monday, March 22 @ midnight
Free. RSVP Required. Donations Welcome.
Is the life and mind of Ma Rose, the aging matriarch of a Midwestern African American family, slipping away? She considers her wandering mind and her contact with ancestors an opportunity to gain wisdom and make amends. The family doesn't agree.
Her daughter and son want to take over the family dynasty, but Ma Rose furiously defends her independence. Her favorite granddaughter Rosa is caught in the battle of wills when she is called home from New York, where she is a successful executive, to help convince Ma Rose to accept intervention.
Ultimately, Ma Rose is awakened to the nostalgia of old memories and confronted with the haunting secrets of her childhood and her family's wounded past. Rosa emerges from the trauma with renewed strength and a legacy of love.
Featuring: Denise Burse, Elain Graham, Nambi E. Kelley, Lizan Mitchell , Kim Sullivan