JORT CLOSES OUT SEASON WITH FREEDOM SUMMER PLAY
Just Over the Rainbow Theatre announces auditions for Blessed Assurance. Auditions are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 3 and 4 at University Baptist Church at 6:30 pm.
Acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the sit-ins in Mississippi, the JORT Season of Courage wraps up with former Southern Miss Theatre instructor R.B. Hill’s production of Blessed Assurance. In the turbulent Freedom Summer of 1964, Olivia, the cook for the Whitehouse café, has shocked her small southern town by marching up to the courthouse steps demanding to register to vote.
Her choice to stand up for her rights forces those closest to her to find the courage to confront the hatred, ignorance, and injustice of the town. This powerful drama, written by Laddy Sartin, portrays the quiet heroes of this troubled time trying their best to overcome a world forcing them into difficult decisions.
This showcase will be staged March 27-30 at The Civic Center in Petal.