Dreamers United to stage 'Southern Girls' Feb. 21 to 23

"Southern Girls" comes to Possum Hall Feb. 21 to 23. Rehearsing for the upcoming production are (l-r) Melanie Showell, Madelyn Baum, Summer Okoye, Baleigh Lambert, Kori Lewandowski and Sierra Riedel. SOURCE SUBMITTED
January 22, 2014

Dreamers United, an affiliate of the Possum Point Players, will present "Southern Girls" by Sheri Bailey and Dura Temple, Friday to Sunday, Feb. 21 to 23. "Southern Girls" follows six ladies from childhood, circa 1952, through middle age. In a small town a few hours outside Birmingham, Ala., six girls, three white and three black, play together. As they grow, the invisible line dividing their worlds becomes ever more pronounced.

Wanda-Sue Johnson, played by Baleigh Lambert of Millsboro, is a light- skinned black girl. Wanda-Sue teeters between the world of her white half-sister Charlotte Cecil Martin, played by Sierra Riedel of Harbeson, and Charlotte’s friends Dolly Granger Jackson, played by Madelyn Baum of Gumboro, and June-Adele Taylor, played by Kori Lewandowski of Bridgeville, and her own black friends, sisters Ruth and Naomi Hurdle, played by Melanie Showell and Summer Okoye, respectively, both of Millsboro. Each woman is driven by unique fears, hopes and dreams. As the years pass and their worlds change, each woman’s dreams are affected by the turbulent times in which they live. "Southern Girls" is directed by Claudius Bowden. Jim Debastiani is assistant director.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23 at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown. General admission tickets are $10 each, and they are available at the door. Call 302-856-4560 or go to for more information

Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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