‘Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery’ @ U of L Thrust Theatre

Sept. 26-30

U of L Thrust Theatre
2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814
$10-$15; 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Sun.)

On top of growing up in the stormy South during the 1960s, Daughter is left to do it without her parents. But this young black woman falls into the nurturing hands of strong, wise older women in her community who teach her important lessons. Shay Youngblood’s play tells this story of family through music, dance and storytelling, and U of L’s production will include spirituals and blues to honor recently deceased Glenda Dickerson, the second African-American woman to direct a Broadway play. “Family stories, both funny and sad, are treasured by all of us,” director Lundeana Thomas says. “They say that no one is truly dead unless they are forgotten, and the actors in the play bring these wise women to life.” —Jane Mattingly

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