‘Black Women Walking’ celebrates Women’s History Month in Avondale

The cast of “Black Women Walking” won Best Play at the 2018 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. The show visits the Estrella Mountain festival in Avondale March 30. [Submitted photo]

Estrella Mountain Community College celebrates Women’s History Month by bringing “Black Women Walking” to the Performing Arts Center on its Avondale campus, 3000 N. Dysart Road, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

The award-winning, one-act play brings Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson, Wilma Rudolph, Bessie Coleman, Willie Mae Ford Smith, Fannie Lou Hamer, and others to life. These courageous Black heroines changed the course of American history.

The play — written by Karen F. Williams, writer, editor, and author with a diversified career in journalism and publishing — is seen through the eyes of three elderly women. By coming together and sharing the stories of these great women of history, they too become liberated and empowered. They stand tall, move with faith, and step out with courage, despite the limitations and frailties of their age.

The show won Best Play at the 2018 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.Tickets, available at bwwemcc.eventbrite.com, are $20 for general admission and $10 for students with ID. Tickets cost $25 at the door.

Following the performance is a short discussion about the play’s themes and messages involving the cast, audience and director.

Call 623-935-8000.

 

IF YOU GO

What: “Black Women Walking”

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30

Where: Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale

Tickets: $10-25

More Information: Call 623-935-8000 or visit bwwemcc.eventbrite.com



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