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The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. presents soulful new play to celebrate women mentors

KNOXVILLE - The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. welcomes audiences to its production of Ce Nitram Sacul: A Praise Poem to the Women Who Mentor Us. The play is a contemporary praise poem: a modern theatre ritual, rich in both music and language. It is a celebration and a call to action grounded in the idea that the “greatest tribute is action carried forth.”

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About Ce Nitram Sacul:

“Ce Nitram Sacul” is a play about Rose, a woman in crisis. Disturbed by the violence and insensitivity around her, she turns to, Ce, her ancestral touchstone of advice. The unusual circumstance is that Ce has been dead for more than twelve years. It is a tribute play of conjuring and song written by Linda Parris-Bailey (Knoxville, TN) and directed by Ebony Noelle Golden (New York, New York), in honor of the late Cleopatra Martin Lucas co-founder of The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. (1969).

“I seem to keep using the word resonate, but your writing did resonate in many ways for me both creatively, spiritually and politically! No mean feat as a writer I say!” - Catherine Fahrer, Third International Women’s Playwright Conference in Adelaide, Australia

Support for Ce Nitram Sacul:

This 50th Anniversary Series play is made possible by a generous grant from the Roy Cockrum Foundation: a foundation which enables theatres to reach beyond their normal scope of activities and undertake ambitious and creative productions.

Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. is a Knoxville-based professional theatre company who works in partnership with community artists, activists, cultural workers, storytellers, and leaders to create original, theatrical works. Our artistic vision is rooted in the practice of listening, interpreting, and re-imagining the stories of our collective communities. Our mission is to give artistic voice to the issues and dreams of people who have been silenced by racism, classism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. For more information visit or call 865-544-0447.

Ticket Information:

September 13 - 15, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
September 16, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Flying Anvil Theatre
1300 Rocky Hill Road
Knoxville, TN 37919

Advance Tickets: $20
General Admission: $25
Students/Seniors/Military: $18
Groups of 10+: $15 per person

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Published August 30, 2018

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