ABOUT THE SHOW:
Suite V is a story about race, acceptance, and the hypocrisies that dwell inside of us all. Hancock Park, CA 1971, Victoria "Sweet V" Burns, is a Caucasian woman who has dealt with the strife of raising her two bi-racial sons, Gary and Patrick. Coming from a wealthy family, both her mother and father are bigots who do not approve of her life's choices to intermingle with those from a minority ethic background. Her African American best friend and neighbor of 20 years, Angela, is a strong and encouraging helpful hand in her life, and has been more present in her sons' lives than she has. Her oldest son, Gary, still harbors a lot of anger and resentment towards his mother due to her absences in pivotal milestones in their lives. Not knowing who his father is, Gary just so happens to pick this special day--Victoria's birthday--to seek out answers and find a resolution all the while bringing some news of his own. Not only does he play a hand in the stirring up of some hidden truths, he opens up an entire lifetime of earth-shattering secrets that bring out the ugly side in everyone.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY TAI FRENCH (NOVEMBER 2014)