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Lillian, Paula. Carson.

A reading of a new play by John Barrow




       Rebecka Ray*

       Kelly Taylor*

       Donnah Welby*


           *Actors Equity Association


Directed by  Susanna Frazer

Sunday, March 26 at 5pm

Refreshments provided!  (suggested donation $5 at the door)

Refreshments provided!  (suggested donation $5 at the door)

The Morningside Players Theater Space  100 LaSalle St. (at Broadway), lower level

Lillian Smith:  famous in the 1940s as the best-selling author of Strange Fruit (1944) and Killers of the Dream (1949), she was a fierce if ladylike opponent of segregation in the South.


Carson McCullers:  the prodigy of American letters, known for her novels The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding, she relished the role of outsider and provocateur.


Paula Snelling:  Lillian's life partner.  Behind every great man there is a great woman, the saying goes.  Behind Lillian Smith there was Paula.



On Nov. 17, 1953 Smith and Snelling were at their home in the Georgia mountains, while Smith recovered from a mastectomy.  A phone call announced the imminent, unexpected arrival of Carson McCullers for a visit.  This day would change their lives.

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