PRESENTED BY: HER STORY THEATER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3PM
Her Story Theater presents the world premiere of INVISIBLE, written by Mary Bonnett, as its Fall 2019 production. INVISIBLE imagines a woman in a small Mississippi town in 1925 who is forced to reconcile her involvement in the modern Women’s Ku Klux Klan movement with her religious beliefs and sense of decency.
Wrapping their anti-immigrant mission in a cloak of patriotism following the passage of women’s suffrage, Mabel Carson’s neighbors have convinced her of the justness of their cause, but the arrival in town of a Chicago newspaper reporter just as their WKKK chapter is gaining momentum forces Mabel to question her beliefs.
INVISIBLE is a powerful and suspenseful drama in the tradition of American southern-set narrative fiction. It looks back at the nearly forgotten but significant WKKK. While the plot and characters of INVISIBLE are imagined, the descriptions of the WKKK activities are accurate, and actual historical figures are mentioned as off-stage characters. The play is set in Mounds, Mississippi, a once-real town that was destroyed after it was engulfed by a massive flood in 1927. Your ticket includes a post-show discussion.
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