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ACT1 Theater’s “Gee’s Bend”
February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 27, 2021
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 21, 2021
Gee’s Bend is the story of the Pettway women, quilters from the isolated community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Beginning in 1939, the play follows Alice, her daughters Sadie and Nella, and Sadie’s husband, Macon, through segregation, family strife, and the Civil Rights movement. Throughout their lives, the women’s extraordinary quilts provide a respite from the turmoil around them. The play explores the resilience of the human spirit, especially as it is expressed in art. A great addition to celebrate Black History Month! For middle school and older. Shows on Friday and Saturday night over two weekends.
ACT1 Theater acknowledges the nature of theater due to COVID19. This play was chosen specifically for its small cast size and ability to maximize social distancing during rehearsals; if we are not able to accommodate live audiences, we have plans for livestreaming or recorded video subscriptions… actors and crews should still have the fruits of their labor appreciated by the public. We will have plans and procedures in place for rehearsals and performances to ensure the best possible healthy environment for our actors and audiences.