Endesha Ida Mae Holland’s 90-minute, intermissionless play is a mosaic of animated fragments depicting the experiences of black Americans of the Mississippi Delta region from the 1950s to the 1980s….. Based on the playwright’s life-story, the central figure, Phelia, survives assorted ordeals, including rape as a child by her white employer’s son and a brief entry into prostitution. After playing a courageous part in the civil rights movement, she journeys north to enroll in the University of Minnesota, from which she eventually receives her PhD degree.
|Playwright||Endesha Ida Mae Holland|
|Set Designer||Steven Perry|
|Lighting Designer||Bill Grant|
|Costume Designer||Judy Dearing|
All 1987-88 Season productions: