Last House Standing - A Play about the Highway to Nowhere
Last house Standing- A Play About the Highway to Nowhere takes place in 1968 in West Baltimore. The story features a 17 year old girl, EV, whose family is forced to leave the only thing they know: their home. The play is based on the true history of Baltimore where 19,000 families were displaced for a 2.5 stretch of highway right smack in the middle of thriving businesses, churches, a colored school for the blind and countless other staples of a solid community.
The play talks about root shock, displacement and how people don't know their neighbors anymore. Will EV and her family stay and fight or pack up and leave?
Last House Standing was performed most recently in November 2016 at Arena Players in Baltimore thanks in part to a grant from Alternative Roots/National Endowment for the Arts. A smaller portion of the play appeared as part of Imagining America's Conference in Baltimore in 2015.