Set in Chicago during the early 1930s, the ladies of the NWOYE (Negro Women's Organization for Youth Education) have sent several young women from their church to college, financing the girls' tuition with bake sales. Their efforts have been a success, but now, the Depression threatens the organization. When an application for a loan is flatly refused by the bank manager’s on grounds that “colored girls shouldn’t waste time on education,” the friends devise an elaborate scheme to “recover” the money from the bank—gangster style—and set the stage for hilarious suspense. This crowd-pleasing favorite features performances by Andrea Martin, Sylvia Davis, Natalie C.F. Phillips, Karen Riley Simmons, and Rosa A. Metoyer and introduces CPP Newcomer Chelsea Hammond.
Thursday - April 8 - 7:30pm
Friday - April 9 - 7:30pm
(Sold Out Saturday - April 10 - 2:30pm
Sponsored by The Mallory Family)
Sunday - April 11 - 2:30pm
Reservations are urged. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office before the show. Ticket prices: Adults $12 – Seniors (over 65) $10 - Students $5. The Hearn Stage is located at 3rd & Johnston in Downtown Alexandria in the Rapides Foundation Bldg. Discounted group ticket sales are available. Please contact City Park Players at (318) 442-1800 or email email@example.com.
We are pleased to recognize our Community Connection Partners for the 2010 Season: The Boys & Girls Club of Central Louisiana and Rapides Parish Public Library. Every day these two agencies address issues important to the lives of the residents of our community. Help us support their investment in all our lives.
City Park Players, Central Louisiana Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to offering quality cultural activities and experiences to the entire Central Louisiana community through live theatre productions, programming, and education. The 2010 season is supported, in part, by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and Roy O. Martin Foundation as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. Additional support comes from our patrons and donors and people like you who believe that community theatre enriches our lives and enhances our quality of life.