When We Were Colored (Play)
Guild Theater


Based on a book by Eve Rutland, this play tells the story of one family’s experience with integration in post-World War II Sacramento. When a black mother moves to California from the segregated south with her husband and children, the family must confront what it’s like to be the first black household on the block, the only black children at school and how to continue to love those with different ideologies even when they live under your own roof. This play is timely, poignant, and funny.