WESTPORT — A drama based on the playwright’s life growing up in the Mississippi Delta will be presented at the Westport Country Playhouse beginning Oct.18.
The performance schedule is: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. There will be no matinees during preview week Oct. 18-21.
Single tickets start at $30 for preview performances Oct. 18-21, at $50 for opening night Oct. 22 and range from $40-$70 for the rest of the run. To purchase tickets online click here.
“From the Mississippi Delta,” based on the author’s life, begins in Greenwood, Miss., where Phelia works in the cotton fields. “Her coming-of-age experiences inspire her to dream, sweeping her into the momentum of the civil-rights movement,” according to a publicity release from the playhouse.
“Who we are and who we become is so beautifully tied to where we are from,” Goldie E Patrick, the play’s director, said in the release. “ ‘From the Mississippi Delta’ is such a powerful journey of how three Black women step into themselves and their becoming as they experience the world around them.”
The cast includes: Claudia Logan, whose earlier credits include Westport Country Playhouse’s “Don Juan” in 2019; HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness” and “The Deuce,” and Netflix’s “Tales of the City;” Tameishia Peterson, who has appeared in “Power Book II: Ghost” on Starz, Hulu’s “WuTang: An American Saga” and “The Perfect Find” on Netflix, and Erin Margaret Pettigrew, affiliated with creators such as Manhattan Theatre Club, Page 73 Productions, JAG Productions.
For more information about the play or tickets, call 203-227-4177, visit the box office at 25 Powers Court or check the Westport Country Playhouse website.