This week in local theater

Two plays feature African American women!

Those Harvey Girls

  • Swift Creek Mill Theatre • 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • January 29th – March 7th
  • Buy tickets online

The Harvey sisters bring their rare gift to the stage with sounds that transcend gender, race and religion. Growing up African American in rural, 1960’s Virginia, the sisters have a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs that have made them who they are today, and through it all, they have kept their faith and kept on singing.

The Maggie Walker Story

  • Virginia Rep • Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn • 1601 Willow Lawn Drive
  • January 30th – February 15th
  • Buy tickets online

This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expenses of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived.

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Ross Catrow

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