Friday, December 18, 2009

Black Women in the South

Announcement from Celebration Arts

Celebration Arts presents Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery, a drama by Shay Youngblood.

This is the story of a young black girl’s coming of age in the South in the 1960’s. A diverse, non-traditional group of older black women in the community raised Daughter, the main character, after her mother died. These women, some related and others not, helped guide her to womanhood. Daughter shares with the audience how these Big Mamas prepared her for her coming life.

Directed by James Wheatley, the play opened December 4, 2009 and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through December 20, 2009. It will resume on January 7 and close on January 16, 2010. Celebration Arts is located at 4469 D Street, Sacramento, CA.

Ticket prices for Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery are $15 general, and $13 students and seniors. On Thursday nights all seats are $8. Call (916) 455-2787 for information and reservations.

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