Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

May 12 - Jun 18, 2017

"Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet."


For added performances:
June 16 @ 8pm
June 17 @ 3pm & 8pm
June 18 @ 2pm

Written by Emily Mann from the book by Sarah L. & A. Elizabeth Delany
Directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed
Starring Milena (Sellers) Phillips & Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson
Runs: May 20 - June 11, 2017
Previews: May 12 - 19, 2017
Opening Night: May 20, 2017
Show Times: Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

Sarah and Elizabeth Delany's sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation's heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.


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