Follow Me to Nellie’s
by Dominique Morisseau
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 8 p.m.
Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 p.m.
Justin Emeka, director
The dynamic voice of emerging playwright Dominique Morisseau brings the early civil rights movement to vivid life in this tale of Madame Nellie’s house in 1955 Natchez. Inspired by a family memoir, Ms. Morisseau recounts a dramatic story “of an aspiring blues singer who is looking for a way out, a voting rights activist looking for shelter, a brothel of wounded women looking for change. ” Rich in atmosphere and character, Follow Me to Nellie’s scintillates with unfulfilled desires illuminated by hope “during the reign of segregation and under the watchful eye of Miss Nellie Jackson. ”
A regional premiere production