Theater

Follow Me to Nellie’s

by Dominique Morisseau

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 8 p.m.
Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $11 public, $8 seniors, OC staff, faculty, and alumni, $5 students (purchase tickets)
All tickets $3 more at the door.
Location: Hall Auditorium (general admission, directions)

Justin Emeka, director

The dynamic voice of emerging playwright Dominique Morisseau brings the early civil rights movement to vivid life in this tale of Madame Nellie’s house in 1955 Natchez. Inspired by a family memoir, Ms. Morisseau recounts a dramatic story “of an aspiring blues singer who is looking for a way out, a voting rights activist looking for shelter, a brothel of wounded women looking for change. ” Rich in atmosphere and character, Follow Me to Nellie’s scintillates with unfulfilled desires illuminated by hope “during the reign of segregation and under the watchful eye of Miss Nellie Jackson. ”

A regional premiere production

Follow Me to Nellie’s