She Like Girls is a coming-of-age, coming-out love story set in Newark in the early 2000s. Kia, an African-American teenager, finds herself falling in love with her classmate, Marisol. While supporting Marisol through a health crisis, the two share a romantic relationship. The girls strain to keep their involvement a secret from their conservative mothers and their gay-bashing classmates. Kia becomes more and more vocal about her sexual identity, but pays a high price for declaring her independence. Though inspired by a real-life hate-crime (the murder of a lesbian teenager in Newark in 2003), the tone of Hutchinson’s play is mostly that a of hip, sharp romantic comedy like Issa Rae’s Insecure or Donald Glover’s Atlanta.
Thursday, October 18th, 8 p.m. (opening night reception)
Friday, October 19th, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 20th, 2 p.m. (with talkback)
Friday, October 26th, 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 27th, 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 28th, 2 p.m. (with talkback)
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Tickets available online in Fall 2018 and may be available at the box office one hour before performances, but performances often sell out in advance. (Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2 p.m. matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, October 17, at noon.)
All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Black Box Theatre is located on the ground floor — please see here for additional information.
She Like Girls is presented through special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.