Area colleges present intercollegiate celebration of playwright Lynn Nottage

Don’t miss “Crumbs from the Table” Oct. 26 at Southwest’s Union Ave. Campus

Southwest Tennessee Community College, the University of Memphis and Rhodes College present the Nottage Festival now through November to celebrate the works by playwright Lynn Nottage, a distinguished African American playwright and the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. Nottage is known for writing complex characters who lead marginalized lives.

The colleges’ theatre departments will perform three Nottage plays that intentionally shine light on the Black theatrical performance.

Southwest’s theatre program will perform Crumbs from the Table of Joy Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-4 in the Union Avenue Campus Theatre, Room VS113. Audience members attending the Nov. 2 performance will get a chance to chat with the cast after the performance during the talkback session.

The University of Memphis will perform Intimate Apparel Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 8-10 at the University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance, and Rhodes College will perform Fabulation Or, The Re-Education of Undine Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 15-18 at The McCoy Theatre. Both departments will hold talkback sessions on the second Saturday of their respective performances.

Call Levi Frazier in the Southwest Theater Department at (901) 333-5179 for more information.