Tickets are on sale now for Mahogany Theatre's production of "Gees Bend," a play about a family of women in the community of Gees Bend, Alabama. In cooperation with Cultural Crossroads, the play will be staged dinner theatre style at the First United Methodist Church in Minden on Thursday evening May 9.
"We are so excited to be able to bring this play to Minden in honor of Mother's Day," Cora Lou Robinson said. "This magnificent, powerful story about these women and their quilts speaks to all of us.
"We are so excited to offer it up along with a delicious home cooked meal of brisket, scalloped potatoes, beans, and a scrumptious assortment of desserts," Robinson continued. "The beautiful quilts created by the Quilting Queens of Minden will be also displayed."
Tickets to the production are $50 each with proceeds to benefit the FUMC children's building fund. Tickets may be purchased at the church or reserved by calling 377-1483.
"Interwoven with gospel music, Gee's Bend is a heartwarming and powerful play about a family of women," said Director, Angelique Feaster Evans. "It is set in the real community of Gee's Bend, Alabama which is now famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women who grew up there.
"Gee's Bend depicts their personal journey which parallels the turbulent history of African Americans in the 20th century," Feaster Evans continued. "The women of Gee's Bend are noted for the imaginative designs they create through the quilts they sew."
Feaster Evans has assembled a cast featuring Tianna Williams as Nella, Samuel Harris as Macon, Evonne Cash as Alice, Saudia Scott as Asia, and Feaster Evans as Sadie. This production will feature a vocal ensemble featuring Neverlyn Townsel, Wilma Young, and Elise Gardner under the direction of Music Director, Sereca Robinson Henderson.