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Davidson awards grant to produce play

May 16. The Town of Davidson has partnered with the Davidson Community Players by awarding the group a $4,000 grant to produce “Prophesy to the Bones and other stories black folx whisper,” an original script written by local playwright Nichole M. Palmer based on the life experiences of local residents.

In this work, the main character Deborah is a college professor in NYC who returns to Davidson to wrap up the estate of her deceased aunt.

Through letters and mementoes, she finds in her aunt’s old house, Deborah gains a fuller understanding of the challenges her aunt and the Black residents of the small college town faced as they encountered racism and other hurdles in their everyday lives.

Deborah’s return to Davidson opens a Pandora’s Box of emotions that has been long locked away.

“Lifting up the stories of our residents of color is critical for our community,” said Davidson’s Housing and Equity Director Eugene Bradley. “These are the stories that helped to build this town and make it the place we love today, only they have too often been overlooked. What a joy it will be to see these stories take their rightful place on center stage in this unique and memorable work.”

The play is recommended for ages 13 and older because of sensitive subject matter. This play makes references to racism, racial slurs, and bigotry.

Performance dates are  8 pm May 26-May 28  and    2 pm May 29 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Advance tickets: $12 plus NC tax.

For  details and tickets,  visit the Davidson Community Players website here