"THE FRONT PORCH" A New Play by George Bailey Director: George Bailey Assistant Director: Joyce DeJesus Drama. June 1 - 10, 2018 Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm Sunday at 2:00pm Lamplighters Community Theatre 5915 Severin Drive La Mesa, CA 91942-3806 (619) 303-5092 For information: https://www.lamplighterslamesa.com/special-event For tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/ ***With talk-back after the show with playwright and actors.*** In the fall of 1967, Clara, a white widow, stubbornly refuses her daughter's insistence she move from her home in Baltimore where she's lived for 30 years; due to increasing racial tensions in the country and because her new neighbors are black. Although she's a bit apprehensive about them at first, in time, she eventually develops a warm relationship. When Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated in the spring of 1968, tensions explode throughout the city and both families are caught in the middle of a race riot. Through their shared experiences; they come to appreciate and value their neighborhood and community, confront their fears and prejudices and become true friends.