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Written By Erika Dickerson-Despenza
DIRECTED BY Rachel Dickson
Playing Now February 10-March 31
Lester and Sue Smith Stage
Tickets from $30
After appearing at The Public to widespread acclaim, this gorgeous, emotional play makes one of its first appearances outside of New York at Stages. Winner of the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, cullud wattah follows three generations of Black women living through the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third-generation General Motors employee, is consumed by layoffs at the engine plant.
When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the toxic entanglements between the city and its most powerful industry, forcing their family to confront the past-present-future cost of survival. As lead seeps into their home and their bodies, corrosive memories and secrets rise among them. Will this family ever be able to filter out the truth?
2 HOURS 20 MINUTES WITH INTERMISSION
Avery Vonn Kenyatta
Tené A. Carter / Iyanifa Ifatoke Sangoyemi Omibimileke Fayemi Adesanya Awoyade Akanbi
Dr. Daintee Glover Jones-Clark
Amber D. Gray
Trinity A. Nobles
The student matinee performance of cullud wattah is scheduled for Friday, March 24th at 10:00am.