Based on real events, the play tells the story of Ginny Boyd (Nambi E. Kelley), a young African-American woman who—heeding a call to arms from Eleanor Roosevelt—gives up a good office job in the U.S. Treasury Department to join the Women’s Army Corps (more commonly known by its acronym, the WACs). The First Lady pushed for the inclusion of African-American women, promising all who joined job training, chiefly as medical technicians, that would give them a better future after the war.
The production won five 2012 Audelco Awards for Best Ensemble Production; Jeffrey Sweet, Playwright; Mary Beth Easley, Director; Mark Bruckner, Sound Design; and Ali Turns, Costume Design.
|Mary Beth Easley
|Asst. Stage Manager
|Evander Duck Jr.
|Nambi E. Kelley
All 2011-12 Season productions: