Lines in the Dust, by Nikkole Salter

October 6 through 22

Bulletin: As a prelude to our matinee performance of "Lines in the Dust" on Sunday October 15, Brandy Rogers will offer a reading of a short play entitled BARE SPACES by Angella J. Emurwon. This special presentation is part of an international climate change awareness and action movement, taking place at some 250 theaters in 40 countries. Learn more about the event and Climate Change Theatre Action

Tennessee Women's Theater Project opens its eleventh season in North Nashville's Looby Theater with the regional premiere of a play that addresses a timely dilemma. Opening October 6 for three weekends, Nikkole Salter's "Lines in the Dust" probes the sensitive topics of integration, racial privilege and school zoning manipulation.

The plot: When her daughter loses out in the magnet school lottery, Denitra Morgan is determined to find another way to escape their underperforming neighborhood school. Six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, Lines in the Dust questions how far we've come in matters of race and class, and more importantly, asks where we must go from here.

"A compelling exposé of the politics and operation of the educational system...
If you only see one play this year, it should be Lines in the Dust."
-- Roy Berko, Broadway World/Cleveland

"Lines in the Dust" stars Colette Divine, Alan Lee and Tamiko Robinson Steele

Location:TWTP's production of Lines in the Dust stars Tamiko Robinson Steele, Colette Divine and Alan Lee
Z. Alexander Looby Theater
2301 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
Nashville 37228-1205
Dates: October 6 – 22, 2017
7:30 pm October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21
2:30 pm October 8, 15 & 22





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