Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth helms the play that offers an affectionate look at African-American debutante traditions. Nacirema Society first premiered at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Sept. 24. Atlanta performances began Oct. 20 and continue to Nov. 14.
Beverly (for colored girls…) portrays matriarch Grace Dubose Dunbar, with Guy (Chicago, Alabama Sky, "A Different World") as New York Times reporter Janet Logan and Andrea Frye (Jar the Floor) as Catherine Green. The cast also features Kevin Alan Daniels, Chinai J. Hardy, Tonia Jackson, Karan Kendrick, Naima Carter Russell and Neda Spears.
According to the Alliance, "This romantic comedy takes a lighthearted look into one of Southern society’s grandest traditions, the annual cotillion. As the new African-American debutants prepare for their introduction into the exclusive Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama, their strong-willed grandmothers work behind the scenes to manage young love, the revelation of old flames, and the glare of the national spotlight."
For tickets phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.