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From the Mississippi Delta
From the Mississippi Delta Tickets

From the Mississippi Delta Tickets

Chicago, IL
See a young woman grow up in this touching play.

About From the Mississippi Delta

A compelling tale of tenacity and resilience, this Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama explores the incredible journey of a young woman from her hardscrabble Mississippi origins through the civil rights era and beyond.

Based on the autobiography by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland
Written by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland
Directed by Ilesa Duncan

A co-production with Pegasus Theatre Chicago

Praise for From the Mississippi Delta:
“…a tragic, funny, and ultimately heroic story about a Civil Rights legend. Anyone interested in autobiography and American history should attend.” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Anthony Neri, Picture this Post

“[Delta] is guided with spirit and sensitivity by Lifeline’s Artistic Director, ILesa Duncan. Ida Mae’s story, narrated and enacted by three incredibly gifted actresses, is filled with both heartache and hilarity.” RECOMMENDED – Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

“See From the Mississippi Delta and be transported by these three magnificent voices.” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Sarz Maxwell, Buzz Center Stage

“At the final bows, I felt deeply grateful to these players…they make this show one that demands to be seen.” RECOMMENDED – Ted C. Fishman, Newcity

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Run time

1h 40m (incl. intermission)

Start date

May 5th, 2023

End date

June 18th, 2023


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