Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Robert Alford-directed Southern Girls opens at LSUS Black Box Theater on Th, Feb 10, 8 pm; performances continue to Feb 20

The LSU Shreveport Black Box Theatre will present a production of the play Southern Girls by Sheri Bailey and Dura Temple Curry. Playwright Sheri Bailey will be in residence for the production.

Robert Alford is directing; the cast includes Crystal Brown-Tatum, Jackie Brown, Deanna Marie Candler, Chelsea Beth Hockaday, Jenna Glorioso, Ariane Perideaux, Laurie Powers, Karisca Wheeler and Tianna Williams.

Southern Girls is a memory play that chronicles the often-complicated relationships of six little girls to one another, their racial identities, and their rapidly changing world, from 1956 through the dawn of the 21st century. Wanda-Sue, half-black and half-white, teeters between the world of her white half-sister, Charlotte, her white friends, Dolly and June-Adele, and her black friends, sisters Ruth and Naomi. This bittersweet play reflects the changes in the lives of these women in the mirror of the changing South.

February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2011 at 8 p.m.
February 13 and 20, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Bronson Hall Room 111.

Admission is free for all LSU Shreveport students.
Tickets $5 to $18. Sensitive subject matter and language.

For more information, call 797-5283 or 798-4177 or email

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