Foothill Arts Collective presents “Follow Me To Nellie’s”, a play by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Sherrie Lofton.
In 1955 Natchez Mississippi, a hopeless blues singer is looking for a way out, a brave freedom fighter is looking for a way in, and a house of downtrodden women are looking for a new day. The play takes place in the “well-known home” of Madam Nellie Jackson. It’s based in part on the author’s beloved Ainee Nellie Jackson and takes a harrowing look at the fight for the right to vote during the reign of segregation.
This play is very much a reflection of the history of African Americans struggling to create lives of not only survival but of their dreams. In 2023, we can relate to those struggles and the fight for the right to vote as we continue to live in a time of loss of rights.
“Follow me to Nellie’s” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Foothill Arts Collective, as a Core Partner, is a unit of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation System.
Foothill Arts Collective (FAC) provides cultural and personal enrichment in the arts through theatre, dance, and other artistic expressions for children, teens, and adults. FAC is committed to improving the quality of life in our community by developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the performing arts through developing and nurturing participation in the arts.
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Admission is free but reservations are required. Seating is limited and reservations are going fast.
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(For mature audiences 13 and above)