African American Repertory Theater presents…

August 28, 2014  |  Posted by: Kathy Tyner

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Gee’s Bendwinner of the American Theater Critics Association 2008 New Play Award, explores the turbulent history of African-Americans in the Deep South during the 20th century.  The heart of the story resides in the Pettway women, quilters from the isolated community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there.  Beginning in 1939, we follow Alice, her daughters Sadie and Nella, and Sadie’s husband, Macon, through segregation, family strife and the Civil Rights movement.  Remarkably, playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder manages to pay homage to the gifted women of Gee’s Bend while exploring the resilience of the human spirit, especially as it is expressed in art.  Interwoven with gospel music, Gee’s Bend is a deeply personal story of family, self-discovery, and artistic expression.

SHOW DATES:

August 28 – September 7, 2014

SHOW TIMES: 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM

TICKETS:

$15 – $25

Buy tickets here

Special group rates are available by contacting aartboxoffice@gmail.com.

LOCATION:

KD Theatre

Trinity River Arts Center

2600 N. Stemmons Frwy., Ste. 180

Dallas, TX  75207

CONTACT INFORMATION:

(972) 572-0998

aartboxoffice@gmail.com