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Can I Touch It? By Francisca Da Silveira
“Can i touch it?” takes an often-humorous look at the politics of the Black hair care industry while prompting a dialogue about the inequities that entrepreneurs face within a community on the verge of forced change.
Shay Solomon’s got a lot going on between trying to find funding for her daughter to go to college, trying not to fire an opinionated rogue employee who happens to be her niece, and dealing with the white banker who’s trying to touch her hair—that is, her Black beauty supply store which is on the brink of foreclosure in the midst of ongoing neighborhood gentrification.
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Free Bev Fridays are available when all post-performance beverages are free, and Sunday performances are Covid-Conscious when audience members are required to wear masks.
There is a post-show talk scheduled for Sun., April 30 where Black entrepreneurs in the Cleveland beauty industry will discuss their experiences with gentrification.
More events around the show are in the works. Check the website for details.