You Wouldn’t Expect
Carnegie Library Of Pittsburgh (East Liberty)
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Delve deep into the murky waters of race and science with this provocative play by contemporary Marilynn Barner Anselmi, whose impressive theatrical career began in 2007.
"You Wouldn’t Expect" focuses on a group of characters affected by North Carolina's shocking program to sterilize 8,000 people between 1933 and 1973 --- most of whom were African-American women. The story is an intense drama that showcases the relationship between two women: Mary Tom Walker (the Deputy Coordinator at the local Eugenics Office) and Temperence Hedgepeth (her new assistant coordinator) who are thrown together by the powers that be and are forced to work with each other despite their obvious differences in the middle of a divided south.
Admission is free. The director and playwright will be answering questions after the production. Presented by Demaskus Theater, a collective of service-oriented artists and administrators seeking to make known the messages of the marginalized through quality theatrical productions and presentations. For more information, call (412) 608-9767.
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