Who Will Sing for Lena 11/24–12/17Buy Tickets
DETROIT–Matrix Theatre Company December production is Who Will Sing for Lena? Ticket prices start at $17. Group rates are available for most shows. For further information or to order tickets, go to www.matrixtheatre.org or call 313 967 0599.
This one-woman play by Janice L. Liddell gives voice to Lena Baker, who, in 1944 Georgia, killed her abusive, white employer in self-defense. Dramatized from actual trial transcripts, the play dramatically lays out the motivations for her actions, telling the story of her abuse, the killing, her trial, and ultimate execution. “The subject matter of this important work is so timely,” said Matrix Artistic Director Megan Buckley-Ball. “Today, we witnessed Time Magazine honoring the women whose individual acts of courage have resulted in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault. Lena Baker’s case was tragic. She had no one. We have come a long way. It’s important, however, to understand we still have a long way to go; that’s why this story, in particular, is so important for everyone to hear.”
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