Tony winners Phylicia Rashad and Shirley Knight join Jasmine Guy and Kerri Washington in the production, which is helmed by True Colors artistic director Kenny Leon. Performances continue through Nov. 16. Created by Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler in partnership with V-Day and the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Swimming Upstream asks audiences to "to "experience New Orleans before, during and after our nation's worst natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina, through the stories of women who lived to tell about it." Women of New Orleans are also part of the True Colors presentation.
A Nov. 6 benefit performance of Swimming Upstream will feature a post-performance reception with Leon, Ensler and the Upstream cast; the evening will honor the women of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
For tickets phone (404) 588-0308 or visit TrueColorsTheatreCompany.