Scoring the struggle

Gloria Naylor’s novel The Women of Brewster Place uses setting — a housing development — to help examine racial discord and the struggle for equality. Tim Acito’s musical adaptation of the book uses, well, songs. The story follows 10 African-American women who rely on one another for support in matters practical and emotional. See the show tonight at 7:30 at the Unicorn Theatre (3828 Main). Purchase tickets, which start at $30, at or by calling 816-531-7529.

Dec. 3-7; Dec. 9-14; Dec. 16-23; Dec. 26-28; Dec. 30-Jan. 4; Jan. 6-11, 2008