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Essence of Ebony presents ninth annual black history production

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Jan. 26, 2006 

 

Essence of Ebony will present the ninth annual black history production at Abilene Christian University Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium.

 

The production features a student-written play called "At Our Highest." The play takes audiences to the 300s block of the home of the blues, Memphis, Tenn., where two brothers separate after high school.

 

"One becomes a prominent lawyer and the other a hip-hop superstar," said Shelby Coates, sophomore social work major from Clarksville, Tenn., and co-director of the event. "But both struggle with staying at their highest points."

Coates said the play brings the audience through a number of dilemmas and shows that "if at our highest we strive to be, we must stay true to unity."

 

The production is directed by three members of Essence of Ebony: Shelby Coates, James Graham and Mallorie Frank.

Essence of Ebony is a multicultural student organization that strives to create and maintain bonds of cultural awareness while exemplifying Christian values

 

Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door and in the Campus Center Feb. 5-10. Friday evening of the production is community night; student groups, youth groups and local service and school organizations of more than eight people will be admitted for $2 each. These groups must call ahead to place group ticket orders

 

For more information or group ticket reservations, please contact LaShae Grottis, Essence of Ebony

adviser, at 674-6562.

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