MMI to present A Woman Called Truth

Marion Military Institute Theatre Workshop presents A Woman Called Truth, on Thursday April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel on campus. The wonderful play by Sandra Fenichel Asher chronicles and celebrates the life of Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Throughout her life, Truth came upon injustice and fought it with uncommon clear-sightedness, courage and wit. This remarkable woman struggled to free herself and her children in the early 1800s. This play has been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, and the IUPUI Children’s Theatre Symposium.

MMI’s play will be dedicated to Dr. Frankie Kay Oglesby, who departed this life March 13, 2015. She was a longtime supporter of the arts, administrator, teacher and entrepreneur in the city of Marion. Dance students from the studio of Kavin Grant at Alabama State University will join members of the cadet cast to perform a traditional African Dance reflecting the moves on Pinkster Day. Miriam Nicholson will be playing spirituals and folk songs of the period, which helps paint an accurate and moving picture of Truth.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to join us on the MMI campus for this educational event.