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Prison Stories VIII

Voices of the South

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Prison Stories VIII

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Voices of the South presents

PRISON STORIES VIII: a performance of new work

Written by women currently serving time in the Shelby County Jail.


Generously sponsored by Alex Ertz


TheatreSouth (entrance & parking on south side of First Congregational Church)

1000 S. Cooper

Memphis, TN 38104


Dates: January 31, 2014-February 2, 2014

Times: Friday & Saturday @8:00pm; Sunday @ 2:00pm

Tickets: $20 suggested donation.

Box Office/Reservations: www.voicesofthesouth.org or 901-726-0800

(Tickets available online and at the door; although due to limited seating, advance purchase is recommended).


PRISON STORIES is a Voices of the South outreach program created and coordinated by Elaine Blanchard. It is a 16-week series of storytelling workshops for women in the Shelby County Jail that culminates in a performance within the jail and public performances at TheatreSouth.

“Our stories build a bridge that reaches across the razor wire and connects all of us, the story teller and the story listener, as neighbors.” ~ Elaine Blanchard

 Memphis Symphony Orchestra has been engaged in this series of Prison Stories classes, by providing a string quartet to attend classes within the jail. These four talented musicians have shared their music and personal stories as part of the creative process. The experience of hearing these musicians’ stories coupled with the classical sounds of their instruments has been liberating for class participants. This string quartet will also be playing as accompanists for both the performance inside the jail and for the three public performances of Prison Stories VIII at TheatreSouth. Voices of the South is proud to present and celebrate this public debut of new work from our community.

Director - Cecelia Wingate

Stage Manager - Lindsay Butler

Musicians - Karen Casey,viola; Phyllis Long, cello; Gaylon Patterson, violin; Heather Trussell, violin

Cast: Kimberly Barksdale Baker, Gail Black, Cindy Cranford, Noby Edwards, Courtney Oliver, Leslie Reddick, and Ann Wallace

Voices of the South and Theatre South are generously funded by...

ArtsMemphis, Tennessee Arts Commission, Dorothy O. Kirsch, The Jeniam Foundation

…and other members of the community.

Have questions about Prison Stories VIII? Contact Voices of the South


1000 S. Cooper Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

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