Theatre Performance, "COLORBLIND," Celebrates Black History and Heritage | Events
Every so often, an experience comes along that has the power to open hearts, change minds, and inspire people to readjust their values. Such is the case of COLORBLIND, an original play that will be performed by St. Marys Little Theatre at Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Georgia, on February 22, 23, and 24, 2013.
The play was written by St. Marys resident, Gaila Brandon, and is filled with emotional moments that tug at our conscience as we witness the truths of yesterday melding into the hopes of tomorrow.
“COLORBLIND is, in part, commemoration, and in part revelation,” Brandon said. “If just one person leaves the theater with a more open mind or with greater pride in their heritage, we will have accomplished our mission.”
The historical part of COLORBLIND depicts the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and pays tribute to Martin Luther King. Interwoven into the play’s tapestry is the story of a contemporary family facing their own challenges of bias.
Barbara Ryan, Chair of St. Marys Little Theatre, said that the timing of COLORBLIND is no accident.
“February is Black History Month and the perfect time to honor the great Black Americans whose sacrifices made this world a better place,” Ryan said. “Audiences will enjoy hearing familiar names of famous African-Americans from Camden County mentioned during the play as well.”
With a cast and crew of 50, COLORBLIND will be one of St. Marys Little Theatre’s largest productions.
“As in the past, people will walk away from this dramatic performance stunned by the caliber of talent we have here in our own hometown,” L. J. Williams said. As Vice Chair of St. Marys Little Theatre, Williams has witnessed the transformation of numerous participants involved in the revived performance arts in downtown St. Marys. “We have seen many of our participating young people develop a stronger sense of self, gain confidence, and develop communication skills beyond their age,” Williams said.
COLORBLIND will be performed at Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Road, St. Marys, Georgia, on February 22 and 23 at 7pm and on February 24 at 2 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at St. Marys and Kingsland Welcome Centers, or by calling 912-729-1103. Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre.com for more information.