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Hot Off the Press! The In-Between is Here!

The latest play from the amazing Marcus Youssef is here! Youssef deals in narratives that explore multilayered topics with an extraordinary balance of wit and gravitas. Readers will find nothing less in his latest play, The In-Between.

The In-Between follows high school student Lily as she navigates her passions, her relationships, and more complexly, her identity. Born in Vietnam but adopted by a white family and raised in Canada, Lily has always felt “in-between”. When conflict breaks out between her working-class, white best friend and her moneyed BIPOC boyfriend, Lily must confront where her allegiances lay in a maelstrom of social forces.

An excerpt from The In-Between:

LILY
My family is Canadian.

KARIM
You know what I mean.

LILY
No, they are. My parents are both white. I was adopted.

KARIM
Seriously?

LILY
From Vietnam. I lived in an orphanage there until I was six months old. Then my parents went there from Canada and adopted me.

KARIM
That’s intense.

LILY
Not really. For me, it’s normal.

Dealing deftly with prejudice, intersectionality, and identity, The In-Between is a poignant story of growing up and coming into one’s own.

Pick up your copy here!

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