My Occasion of Sin

$25 (Previews) & $40

Inspired by true events that led to one of the worst race riots in the author’s birthplace of Omaha, Nebraska, My Occasion of Sin is set in a segregated city in 1969. Two men from very different backgrounds: Luigi, an African American jazz drummer and George, a white music store owner who specializes in the accordion, are thrown together by fate, finding common ground in their love of music. At the same time, Mary Margaret and Vivian, two young girls from opposite sides of the segregated city, each drink in the new jazz scene for reasons of their own. Music seems to unite and uplift everyone around … at first. Soon “occasions of sin” – where fear, mistrust and racism fester – are inescapable. Violence erupts, changing everyone’s lives forever.



Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Urban Stages

(New York, NY)
259 West 30 Street
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by Stephen Hanks - March 27, 2012
Inspired by true events that let to a 1969 race riot in author Monica Bauer's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, 'My Occasion of Sin,' is a study on the power of music to unite and racism to destroy and is running at Urban Stages until April 15.
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2012
Urban Stages will present the World Premiere production of My Occasion of Sin by Monica Bauer, directed by Frances Hill.
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2012
Urban Stages will present the World Premiere production of My Occasion of Sin by Monica Bauer, directed by Frances Hill.