A play written by a local writer had a successful premiere in the nation's capital last week.
“You Wouldn't Expect,” written by Marilynn Barner Anselmi, recounts the experiences of four of the almost 8,000 victims of the N.C. Eugenics Program. The play is set in the backdrop of the 1960's America South.
“Expect” was presented recently at the 2017 DC Black Theatre and Arts Festival in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.
The play has been produced around the country and was also made into a short film.
This was the 17th production of the play, which has been performed in 10 states. The play was produced by MtE Media and directed by Okema Moore.