From the Mississippi Delta (2020)

Brenda Denmark, Elain Graham, and Verniece Turner

After being raped by her employer’s husband at the age of eleven, Ida Mae Holland (also known as ‘Cat’), became a rebel, getting expelled from high school, turning to prostitution, serving jail time for shoplifting and assault. But when she stumbled across the civil rights movement, the troublemaker found herself developing into a leader — on the front lines of marches and protects, facing police dogs and water hoses, being beaten and jailed again and again, all in a struggle for freedom. The dream soon turned into a nightmare, however, as Cat’s family suffered the cruellest retribution at the hands of white bigots that she could ever have imagined.

Presented as part of the 2020-21 Season

NFT Online production opened October 16, 2020

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Endesha Ida Mae Holland
Director Ed Smith
Assistant Director John Eric Scutchins
Actor Brenda Denmark
Actor Elain Graham
Actor Verneice Turner

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