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This production was staged as part of our 2010/11 Season

The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years

The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years

October 20 to November 14, 2010 | On the Alliance Stage
World Premiere
Part of the Alliance Series

Every year since Emancipation, the Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama introduces six elegant African-American debutants to a world of wealth, privilege and social responsibility.  This year, at its 100thanniversary, with young love brewing, old flames simmering and national media attention on hand. . . what would dare to go awry? A sparkling new romantic comedy.

Pearl Cleage, award winning playwright of Blues for an Alabama Sky and Flyin’ West, and New York Times best-selling author of Oprah book club selection What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, invites you into this glamorous world where folks still dress for dinner. For the ladies of the Nacirema Society, bus boycotts and freedom marches don’t hold a candle to the importance of making the perfect entrance…or plotting the perfect blackmail.

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  • Playwright
    Pearl is an Atlanta-based playwright and novelist. Her plays include The Nacirema Society, Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Bourbon at the Border, and A Song... read more »

Director

  • Director
    Susan V. Booth joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition,... read more »

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