Hairy and Sherri
a full-length play reading
by Adrienne Dawes
Directed by Melissa Crespo
Hairy and Sherri (Sharon) are an “adorkable” interracial couple living in gentrified East Austin. When they very graciously and very publicly open their home to Ryshi, a 12-year-old former foster care youth with special needs, Hairy and Sherri are confronted with the ugly realities of their marriage and “good” intentions.
“Hairy & Sherri” is a dark comedy that exposes the limitations of the Texas foster care system and the evils of very well-intentioned people. The play was developed at PlySpace's artist-in-residence program (supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts) and featured in the recent NYTimes article "Retreating for the Summer, but Not Heading Backwards."