DILLARD UNIVERSITY THEATRE PROGRAM PRESENTS NEW PLAY ON MISS IDA B. WELLS’ CRUSADE AGAINST LYNCHING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February 15 and 16, February 22 and 23, 2019 @7:30 pm
February 17 and February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Cook Theatre, Dillard University
New Orleans, LA – The Dillard Theatre Program at Dillard University will continue its 83rd Historic Season with the Louisiana Premiere of a new play on the indefatigable 19th century female journalist, Miss Ida B. Wells, Ida B. ‘N The Lynching Tree written by Carolyn Nur Wistrand. Directed by Cherelle Palmer, the production runs on the Main Stage in Cook Auditorium, Dillard University February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.
About the play… Ida B. ‘N The Lynching Tree tells the true story of how Ida B. Wells, born into slavery in 1862, championed freedom of the press to spotlight the atrocities of lynching in the Deep South. Constructed in four historical pageants, the play highlights the courageous, fearless, and militant spirit of the young Ida B. Wells as a schoolteacher and editor of The Free Press in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis lynching’s of Tommie Moss, Calvin McDowell, and Henry Stewart in 1892 become the catalyst for her lifelong crusade against lynching and inequities, brought about by Jim Crow laws in the Deep South.
Rated PG 13 for content and language.
- · Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
- · Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
- · Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.
- · Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
- · Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
- · Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.
For more information please call 504-208-0547