Standing Ovations For Having Our Say at NVA

May 2, 2017

Category: What's New

A 1993 New York Times bestselling book of oral history, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, has sold more than five million copies and went on to inspire a Broadway play in 1995 and a CBS television film in 1999.  And now it's at New Village Arts!

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.

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

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
 



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