can i touch it

March 14, 2025 — March 30, 2025

  • Written by: Francisca da Silveira
  • Dates: March 14, 2025 — March 30, 2025

Shay Solomon embodies a multitude of roles -an entrepreneur, a devoted single mother, and a respected figure within her community. The threat of losing her beloved beauty supply store to the bank, propels Shay into a complex juncture between safeguarding her family’s sustenance and participating in the broader struggle against the encroaching tide of gentrification.

As tensions escalate and Shay’s resilience is tested, she retreats into a realm of tranquility that women of color often resort to when confronted with stupid questions.

“can i touch it?” dives deep into the impact of gentrification, the politics of Black hair, and the injustices faced by Black business owners.

  • Regular Tickets $20
  • Senior Tickets $15
  • Student Tickets $15
  • Neighborhood Tickets $10

FTC Main Stage Performances on the The C. H. Douglas and Gray Wealth Management Stage.

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