Directed by Ellen W. Kaplan. Habitat focuses on a group home for troubled teens and the wealthy neighbors who want the home and the street kids who occupy it removed. The neighbors’ response to these rough, homeless kids moving in is NIMBY – Not In My Back Yard. Raine’s mother has just died of cancer and she has nowhere else to live; Sparkle has been in foster homes since he was a child; Lewis, who runs the home, is canny and full of rage. They are pitted against a mother and daughter who have a deep rift in their own fraught relationship. The play is about teenage rebellion, belonging, power and what it means to make a habitat – a home.
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