Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present “From the Mississippi Delta” from July 9 to 24 at the Theatre at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.
“From the Mississippi Delta” is an autobiographical work by the late playwright Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland. It traces her girlhood from the day of her 11th birthday through her graduation at the University of Minnesota. She journeys through poverty and abuse in the Jim Crow South, becomes an activist in the civil rights movement, cloaks herself in academic achievement and ultimately triumphs as a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright.
These are just a few memories of a courageous woman as portrayed by three dynamic actresses playing all the characters – black and white, young and old, men and women – who make this world come alive in an eloquently potent and impassioned journey filled with story and song. Bluesman Vince Agwada, a guitarist of the highest caliber, will provide musical accompaniment. The play will be directed by Tim Rhoze, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s Artistic Director. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 847.448.8254 (ask for the theatre). The theatre is a program of the City of Evanston’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.