Celebration Arts presents "From The Mississippi Delta," a drama by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Ph.D. Directed by James Wheatley, From The Mississippi Delta will open February 19, 2010 and show Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through March 28, 2010. For this production there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on March 20 and 27. There will be no performance on February 20, 26, 27 and 28. Celebration Arts Theatre is located at 4469 D Street, Sacramento.
The journey begins in Greenwood, Mississippi – the Delta. Phelia, the author’s alter ego describes the events that inspired her to dream far beyond the funny-paper wall in her drafty shotgun house. A very powerful influence in her life was Ain’t Baby, a midwife who delivers babies of poor black and white women, does ironing for white women and rents rooms to prostitutes as a way to support her family. She describes how the civil rights movement helped her toward her destiny. She gains an education and received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Ticket price: $15 general and $13 students and seniors. On Thursday night all seats are $8. Call (916) 455-2787 for information and reservations.