THE NACIREMA SOCIETY

Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years


Written by PEARL CLEAGE
Directed by GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

Society meets scandal in this romantic comedy that takes a lighthearted look into one of Southern society’s grandest traditions, the annual cotillion. As the new African-American debutantes prepare for their introduction into the exclusive Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama, their strong-willed grandmothers work behind the scenes to manage young love, the revelation of old flames, and the glare of the national spotlight.

PERFORMANCES
Friday, August 25 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 3:00 pm

VENUE INFORMATION
LSU Studio Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

TICKETS
Regular Admission | $27
Students With Valid ID | $22
Early Bird Pre-Sale Discount Until August 18 | $22
Groups of 10 or More | $22 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.

RUN TIME
Run Time: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
PG-13 – RATED SHOW
Contains: Some adult content/themes. Recommended for ages 13 and up. No one under the age of four will be allowed in the theatre and all children ages 4-13 must be accompanied by an adult.

CREATIVE TEAM
Director GREG WILLIAMS, JR.
Assistant Director/Stage Manager CHRISTOPHER D. DANIEL
Scenic Designer NATHAN YNACAY
Costume and Wig Designer CHRISTIAN JONES
Makeup Artists KEONE LANCE
Props Master MELANIE WILLIAMS
Lighting Design PIPER PRODUCTIONS
Sound Design PIPER PRODUCTIONS

CAST
GRACE DUBOSE DUNBAR ANGELA SMITH
GRACIE DUNBAR KRYSTAL BLATCHER
MARIE DUNBAR HOPE LANDOR
CATHERINE ADAMS GREEN TONI DAVIS
BOBBY GREEN DAVID SYLVESTER
ALPHA CAMPBELL JACKSON CINDY BLACHE
LILLIE CAMPBELL JACKSON MELICA NDOUMBA
JANET LOGAL LAKETA CASTON-HOSEY
JESSIE ROBERTS MICHELLE DUNBAR
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PLAYWRIGHT

PEARL CLEAGE

Pearl Cleage is an accomplished playwright, journalist, poet, and novelist. She probes issues of race, sex, and love in a growing body of literary work while she reveals poignant truths about brave black women. Born on December 7, 1948 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Pearl Michelle Cleage grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Her father was a prominent minister who ran for governor of Michigan in 1962 on the Freedom Ticket; her mother was an elementary school teacher. Since the early 1980s, Cleage has drawn national attention with her dramatic works, which include Flyin’ West, an extraordinary play about pioneer black women at the turn of the century, and Blues for an Alabama Sky. Her first novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, a New York Times bestseller, and a BCALA Literary Award winner. She is also the author of I Wish I Had a Red Dress, Mad at Miles, and Deals with the Devil. A contributing editor to Essence magazine, Pearl Cleage frequently performs her work on college campuses. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Zaron W. Burnett, Jr.

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