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2019 Season

Tell Martha not to Moan

On Stage

Nov 08–Nov 24, 2019

Opening Night: Friday, November 8

On Stage:

Friday, November 8, 7pm
Saturday, November 9, 7pm
Sunday, November 10, 4pm

Friday, November 15, 7pm
Saturday, November 16, 7pm
Sunday, November 17, 4pm AND 7PM

Thursday, November 21, 7pm
Friday, November 22, 7pm
Saturday, November 23, 7pm
Sunday, November 24, 4pm

The Union for Contemporary Art's Performing Arts Collective presents: Tell Martha Not to Moan, a new play written by Clinnesha D. Sibley and directed by Kathy Tyree. The play takes place in a family home in Detroit in 2007. As the presidential election campaign plays out on the national stage and the 40th commemoration of the Detroit Riot is marked, a series of memories takes us on a unique and personal journey with a devoted and desolate elderly couple. With compelling dialogue and complex relationships, Tell Martha Not to Moan is a glimpse into the changing world as viewed from one African American home. A reading of this play was presented on the mainstage at the 6th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference.


Camille Metoyer MotenMartha

D. Kevin Williams Leroy

David Terrell GreenDaniel / Detective Wesson

Denise ChapmanCassie

Robert J. NuttTommy / Looter


Doriette JordanAssistant Director

TammyRa’Stage Manager

Homero VelaLighting/Scenic Designer

Gina LeonardoAsst. Scenic Designer/ Charge Scenic Artist

Brendan Greene-WalshSound Designer

Demetria GeraldsCostume Designer

R.D. GerbelingMaster Carpenter

Photos by Lend Frison III

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