"I'm gonna catch dem babies right and left. I'm gonna be somebody."

A jubilant celebration of the possible, this dramatic autobiography is the story of an extraordinary African-American woman's experience growing up in the deep South. Starting in the Jim Crow-era Mississippi world of hot bluesy nights, gospel preachers, and small town sinners, From the Mississippi Delta shares with us how the rhythms of life, love, and hope — and the Civil Rights Movement — survive forces of fear and intimidation. Culminating forty-five years later at a triumphant graduation in a Minnesota college town, the play reveals how one woman's family and community help empower her to overcome poverty and discrimination.

Enveloping you with the music, humor, and rich language of the South, this high-energy story about "Second Doctor Lady" Aint Baby and her daughter Phelia will captivate and startle you.

Artists

  • Kenny LeonDirector
  • Ann WrightsonLighting Design
  • Dwight D. AndrewsOriginal Music / Musical Direction
  • Melody GarrettWoman #1
  • Mona WyattWoman #2
  • Ebony Jo-AnnWoman #3
  • Dr. Endesha Ida Mae HollandPlaywright
  • Susan E. MickeyCostume Design

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