"It's about scholarships. It's about bake sales. It's about armed robbery." Directed by company member, Dee Hunter-Smith, STEAL AWAY, set in 1930’s Chicago, revolves around five upstanding churchwomen who raise funds to send young Black women to college by holding bake sales. In spite of the Great Depression, they aspire to offer more scholarships to promising women in their community. What lengths will they go to in an effort to keep their noble venture alive – hold a church fundraiser, bake more pies, or rob a bank?
“Through humor, STEAL AWAY, shows when sisters unite, nothing is impossible,” says Hunter-Smith. The production boasts a dynamic cast that includes Soul Rep’s co-founders – Guinea Bennett-Price, Anyika McMillan-Herod, and Tonya Holloway – who haven’t shared a stage in over a decade, along with company member, Yolanda Davis, and newcomers Kenja Brown and D’Lisa VaShawn.