Mary Speaks: The Virtual Experience

Mary Speaks: The Virtual Experience

Expired August 16, 2021 4:00 AM
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In this play, the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is used as a parallel to explore the history of black mothers and their sons from slavery to present day. Mother Mary becomes a prototype for the struggle that black mothers have to raise their sons and keep them alive in a society where their very existence is seen as a threat and they can quickly become a crucified black body.

Through monologues, songs, spoken word and dance, we follow mother and son. Writer and Performer, Angela Polite takes us on a journey from the auction block, Jim Crow South, through the Great Migration, segregation to present day.

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  • Runtime
    52 minutes
  • Language
  • Screenwriter
    Angela Polite
  • Cast
    Angela Polite