1930s America: 15-year old Jean moves to the rural town of Poor Prairie to look after her volatile younger cousin, Almeda. When a teacher with a mysterious past arrives at their high school, he enlists the girls of Poor Prairie to put together a basketball team. The game becomes a means for them to escape the dreary realities of being a woman in Depression-era America. The Tall Girls examines the struggles of the team to be taken seriously in a time where women's sports were looked at as a novelty rather than a true athletic endeavor.
"The Tall Girls" by Meg Miroshnik opens September 21st and runs through September 30th in the Cellar Theatre. For more information regarding the show and tickets, please check out our site: https://www.ugatheatre.com/tallgirls