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Guest Artist Workshop Performance: Contradiction of the Southern Soul
Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm
One event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm
One event on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Written by Sally Mayes
Directed by UH alumnus Brett Cullen
Music by Sally Mayes, Tex Arnold, Alex Rybeck and Ethan Fein
Orchestration by Cooper Baldwin
The School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce a special guest artist residency and workshop performance with actress, singer and Tony Award nominee Sally Mayes.
Growing up in East Texas gave Mayes many things — a love for music of all kinds, a high tolerance for extremely spicy food and an appreciation for all things odd and quirky. Most of all, it gave her a bone-deep love for a people that are frequently caricatured but not often understood, and a longing to tell their stories in all of their complicated messiness.
Described as a memory play with music, “Contradiction of the Southern Soul” tells the story of an actress returning to her East Texas hometown in the wake of a family tragedy to make peace with the past and accept the future.
“I say it’s a show about looking back in order to be able to move forward. It’s a love letter to my family and the colorful people who formed me, this place and these people made me who I am.” – Sally Mayes
All ticket sales support School of Theatre & Dance scholarships.