It’s set in Flint, Michigan, so you know it’s about water and lead, incompetence and crisis. Taking its subject straight from the news, the world-premiere play Cullud Wattah looks at three generations of Black women whose water supply has been contaminated for 936 days. Playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza shows how the toxic water, dismissed by politicians and health officials, taints the body and the psyche. “The play is not so much about Flint,” Dickerson-Despenza has said. “It is about how an apocalypse makes everything else bubble to the surface.” —J.D.
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