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<p>Perri Gaffney's character "Alice" has a lot to cry about when she's forced to give up college to marry a man whom she hates but is supporting her parents and siblings in the play, "The Resurrection of Alice." (Orville Hector/The Essential Theatre)</p>

Perri Gaffney's character "Alice" has a lot to cry about when she's forced to give up college to marry a man whom she hates but is supporting her parents and siblings in the play, "The Resurrection of Alice." (Orville Hector/The Essential Theatre)

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'The Resurrection of Alice' Explores Arranged Marriages

"The Resurrection of Alice," a play currently staged by the District-based Essential Theatre's Women's Works Program, highlights arranged marriages that have taken place in African-American families.