by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland
(based on her autobiography of the same name)
Directed by ILesa Duncan
April 27–June 18, 2023
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Pegasus Theatre Chicago is pleased to partner with our friends at Lifeline Theatre to co-produce From the Mississippi Delta by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland. A compelling tale of tenacity and resilience, Holland’s 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 her memoir of the same title, Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her 20 year journey from humble beginnings in Greenwood, Mississippi to achieving her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Directed by ILesa Duncan (Shakin’ The Mess Outta Misery, The Green Book, and Eclipsed), experience a story of triumph in the face of extreme adversity — expertly weaved with humor and pathos — of Dr. Holland’s life relayed through three actors, all in tribute to one of America’s unsung “sheroes”.
Previews Thursday, April 27 – Saturday April 29 at 7:30pm; Sunday, April 30 at 2:30p
Performs May 5 – June 18 – Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm
Saturday May 20, 2023 at 2:30pm
Friday June 9, 2023 at 7:30pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday May 28, 2023
Touch tour: 1:00pm