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Having Our Say
February 27, 2021
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 27, 2021
“Life is short. It’s up to you to make it sweet.” Sadie Delany
On Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, 2021 Whidbey Playhouse will commemorate Black History Month with our online streamed performance of HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS’ FIRST 100 YEARS.
Warm, feisty, witty, and wise, the Delany sisters—103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie—walk us through the last century through the lens of two Black women. Their stories present what is at once a vital historical record while also an immensely timely work that reflects social issues at the forefront of the national consciousness. A Tony Award nominee based on the real-life sisters’ bestselling memoir, it’s also a heartfelt portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side.
HAVING OUR SAY is a two-woman show in which the sisters welcome the audience as a visitor to their comfortable home in Mount Vernon, NY. While they prepare dinner in remembrance of their father’s birthday, they recount a fascinating series of events and anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and their careers as pioneering African American professional women. As descendants of slaves, their story begins in Reconstruction and progresses through the rise of Jim Crow, two world wars, the triumphs of Black culture during the Harlem Renaissance, the civil and women’s rights movements, up to the 1990s. Their story is not simply Black history or women’s history; it’s American history.
HAVING OUR SAY features the talents of Allenda Jenkins and Germaine Kornegay as the sisters. For COVID-safe protocols, the two have been rehearsing via ZOOM, and the show will be recorded on the Playhouse stage incorporating social distancing.
Tickets are $10 and are available purchase now at www.ShowTix4u.com. Simply enter “Whidbey Playhouse” in the “Find an Organization” search box at the top of the page. Your ticket allows you to watch the performance any time February 26th or 27th .
For questions, call Whidbey Playhouse at 360-679-2237.
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