Wednesday, February 22, 2012

'The Slumber Party' at Hickory Hill

The department will present three performances of “The Slumber Party” on stage at its Hickory Hill Community Center, located at 3000 Belt Boulevard. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, Feb. 29 and March 1, and a reception will follow the opening show.
     The play, written by E. Claudette Freeman, is the story of five friends. As children they experienced first loves, heart breaks and the changes of life together. They endured family struggles, bouts with racism, the joy of one’s pregnancy and then separation. Now some six years later, they gather again, at the request of Daniella Reed for a slumber party. An evening of memories and childhood antics turn into a night of skeletons bearing rude awakenings, realizations and tests of friendships.  
The production is directed by Margarette Joyner, and the cast features Shanna Battle, Tiffany Byrd, Mahogany Kidd, Carolyn Hayes, Stephanie Pope, and Shalandis Wheeler Smith.
You must be 18 or older to attend, and a donation of $10 at the door is requested. Advance reservations are not required.
For more information, call 804-646-7934.