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"The Women of Plums" Onstage at the Lincoln Theatre

Thursday, July 14, 2016
A theatrical adaption of the prize-winning book by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick

Contact: Jeffrey Scott (DCCAH), [email protected], (202) 719-6528

(Washington) - The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) will present a theatrical adaption of the prize-winning book "The Women of Plums" at the Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7 pm.

The book, written by DC Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick, is a collection of poems written in the voices of slave women. The stage production features dance, music, visual art and recitation to bring these stories to life.

"This is an exciting production that blends multiple artistic disciplines to transition a work of literature to the stage," said Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "The power of poetry and the magic of the theatre have come together to tell a very important story of our nation's history."

Admission is free, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.dcarts.dc.gov or call (202) 724-5613.