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Billie: This Ain’t No Billie Jean King Story

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Billie: This Ain’t No Billie Jean King Story
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Daddy’s little girl. Or so she thought. Growing up in Compton, California, in a city that has broken many before her, a city that seems to have "Keep Out," "One Way" and "No Outlet" signs posted at every turn, the odds are stacked against Billie King. Poverty, drug addiction and dysfunction within the household often take center stage as the wild cards in Billie’s life. At a very young age, she becomes a victim of molestation at the hands of a trusted family friend. She also witnesses and personally experiences domestic abuse, all while trying to be the glue that holds her family together. "Billie: This Ain’t No Billie Jean King Story" is the autobiographical account of one woman learning to cope with her past and a unique set of trials of her own, even as she is unintentionally linked to one of the most iconic women ever to play the game of tennis. Prior to the Me Too and Time's Up movements, there was a raw, heart-wrenching autobiography called "Billie". Now it's coming to the stage at Theatre West.
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