Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's 1929 in a small American town. 16 year old Maggie Turpin believes that there are only two jobs available to women of color; teacher and prostitute. Maggie's family has both. Now it's Maggie's turn to decide.

"SLAP AND TICKLE' stars Gloria Reuben, Linda Powell, Adam Lefevre, and introducing Caitlin Quinn as Maggie. This coming-of-age story by, for, and about women and specifically women of color, goes before the cameras in August of 2008. Sophia Raab Downs (Racing Daylight, 21 Below, Gospel Hill) will produce and Nicole Quinn (Racing Daylight), the scripts author, will direct.

Many of Racing Daylight's cast will be returning; Melissa Leo, Giancarlo Esposito, John Seidman, in this delightful story of an American family we've rarely seen on screen.

The legendary Ruby Dee has said of the script:

"It is an engaging story, and its multigenerational focus and novel perspective on race complexities intrigue. Barring any scheduling complications, I would be inclined to participate in the project."

We are grateful for the kind words and hopeful that Ms. Dee's schedule and ours willl dovetail.

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