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Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School; 2301 Connally Drive; East Point, GA 30344; Contact: Pamela-Faith Jackson or Amanda Bell; (404) 767-5439
Rooted in fable and folklore, the play incorporates the personification of a mystical star, branch, boat, and animals. The theme centers around an inner struggle of defining self through faith, and positive affirmation in the face of persecution and wrong doings.
The play was initially commissioned and produced by the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Meadows, the playwright, is an award winning author, actress, and producer, who writes for both adult and young audiences. She has garnered awards including The Drama League Of New York Playwright Award, and Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Her plays have been performed in prestigious venues such as Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles), the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), the Negro Ensemble Company (New York City), and the Doris Duke Theatre (Hawaii). She has produced for Comedy Central and Fox Television. Through the Association of International Schools in Africa, Ms. Meadows toured the Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, training administrators and teachers through hands-on activities in the use and power of drama curriculum in schools
The public is invited to attend the Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary Spring Arts Festival on Tuesday, May 8th beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the lovely H. E. Holmes Cafe. Admission: $5.00