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Friday To-Do: 'The Last White Class'

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(From left) Kelani Campbell, Crystal Mercer, Patti German and Hannah Lackoff.

‘THE LAST WHITE CLASS'
7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater. $10-$14.

In case you didn't get the subtext in the title of the latest drama to play at the Weekend Theater, there's a subtitle: “A Play About Neighborhood Terror.” Co-written by novelist and poet Marge Piercy and her husband, Ira Wood, the play tells the tale of inner city neighborhoods in mid-'70s Boston at the advent of court-ordered public school desegregation. An African-American family living in a white neighborhood plays a central role. They're surrounded by whites who believe that public education as an institution will cease to exist after the last white class graduates. Naturally, there's a lot of tension for Piercy, Wood and director Ralph Hyman to work with. The drama runs through Dec. 19.

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