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The Third Annual HTAA Scholarship Gala
Sat, April 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Houston Tuskegee Alumni and Friends:
The Honor of Your Presence is requested for the 2017 Third Annual Gala to benefit the Houston Chapter of the Tuskegee Alumni Association (HTAA) on April 8, 2017 at the Ensemble Theater. You will join other alumni to celebrate the rich history of our school and to enjoy the production of Pearl Cleage’s alternatingly funny and thought-provoking look at an elite sliver of African American society in Civil Rights era Montgomery, Alabama, “The Nacirema Society.” The cocktail reception and raffle will begin at 6:00 pm to be followed by the play at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $75 in advance and on the day of the show.
Prior to the start of the play we will honor several of our distinguished Tuskegee Alum. This year, we will be joined in person by our President, Dr. Brian Johnson. Come out and hear Dr. Johnson’s vision for Tuskegee University.
The attire for this event is semi-formal.
The 2017 Third Annual Gala benefits the HTAA program of work which includes:
• Incoming Student Reception: welcome reception for incoming Houston area freshmen student and parents to provide orientation and care packages.
• Providing scholarships for deserving students from the greater Houston area to attend Tuskegee University.
• Increasing exposure of high school students interested in attending college to Tuskegee and other HBCU as options.
What is the play “The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of Their First One Hundred Years?”
Grace Dunbar is an aristocratic and autocratic leader of Montgomery, Alabama’s wealthy and tradition-bound African-American social class. Grace looks forward to her granddaughter, Gracie, being presented to society at the Nacirema Society debutante ball and then taking her rightful place in society. But it is 1964 and, coming of age in the rebellious 60s and against the backdrop of Montgomery bus boycotts, Gracie has very strong ideas of her own as to how she wants to live her life. The Nacirema Society is a very different kind of play that is part Oscar Wilde drawing room comedy and part August Wilson examination of African American lives from an earlier era.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions concerning this Fundraiser, you may contact
Dr. Tres D. Radford, Event Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or,
Grady W. Broadnax, Jr., Promotions and Activities, at email@example.com
Where can I pick up my tickets?
Tickets are available for pick up at the door on the night of the play or from a HTAA committee member.