Monday, March 28, 2011

Play at MCC-Penn Valley showcases women of courage

In commemoration of women's history month, campus life and leadership at MCC-Penn Valley will host a powerful stage performance. “Stories from Da Dirt,” a one-act play, performed by MC Players, Inc. that tells a tale of the lives of three African American women who escaped from slavery using their own skill and ingenuity.

DATE: Tuesday, March 29
PLACE: ST 101 Little Theater
TIME: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The women in this play are nameless because the trials and tribulations surrounding their lives can apply to many enslaved women living during that time period. The only character which has a name is Elizabeth Thompson, which happens to be a depiction of the playwright, Dr. Nancy J. Dawson’s, grandmother, who actually escaped from Missouri and fled to Kansas (a free state) and settled in a town known for its Underground Railroad connection called Quindaro, Kan.

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