DOI: 10.5040/9781474293600.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (0) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

It’s hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps in this economy – Sue should know. It’s harder when you’ve got kids, even whip-smart, talented ones like Judy.

Sue has big dreams for both her basement beauty shop and her daughter, who’s anxiously waiting for a letter from MIT that could change her life.

A heartfelt play about the true cost of dreams, American Beauty Shop received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists in May 2016, having received readings at Steppenwolf, Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Florida Studio Theatre, Steep Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Chicago Dramatists.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Dana Lynn Formby

ISBN: 9781474293570

Series: Modern Plays

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