Momma’s Porch, a reading of the new black history play by advisor G.L. McQueary.

Produced by advisor Tony Wilkes, directed by Susan Watson Taylor and co-starring advisor Michele Baldwin.

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“I’m blind because that was God’s will, but I see just fine.”

Momma’s Porch is a powerful journey of tears, fears, and triumphs through the annals of black history told by a self-effacing griot of her own life experiences from the porch of her family home. Michael Cordes, a young reporter is sent out to write a feel-good story on Ms. Sini Butler, a 106-year-old local African American woman. He expected the interview to be interesting and maybe even thought provoking. But what he wasn’t prepared for was just how much so. Ms. Sini’s life was masterfully intertwined with numerous historical African American figures. Through her own personal pain, her facetiousness, her wisdom, and her acquaintances, Ms. Sini’s life chronicles nearly 100 years of culture from the perspective of a rocking chair and a cold glass of lemonade.

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Momma’s Porch Reading

Momma's Porch Reading

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Momma’s Porch Reading

Momma's Porch Reading

Momma’s Porch Reading

Photo Credit to the incredible Chandra Brown at Chandra Divine Images. She can be reached at 212 470 4125 and desertdivine@gmail.com for future shows. She comes highly recommended by the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation.