Lone Star College-CyFair Drama Department presents Damon Wright’s play “The Quadroon Ball” on stage Oct. 13 through Oct. 17.
“The Quadroon Ball” is a moving drama taking place in New Orleans just prior to the Civil War. It focuses on the women of mixed race who were prized for their beauty and yet regarded as second-class citizens, said LSC-CyFair Director Ron Jones. The play traces the life of a beautiful Quadroon woman (one quarter black and three quarters white) whose life is affected both by the man of royalty who loves her and the presence of slavery in society.
With a cast of 22 community and college actors, this poignant and elegant story begins as Jeanette is introduced at a cotillion for women of her stature and continues for 20 years, marking her rise to fame and her ultimate demise.
According to The New York Times, “Damon Wright’s ‘The Quadroon Ball’ is an intelligent, affecting new play about race, family, honor and freedom.” Jones adds that this play is for mature audiences only due to adult subject matter and graphic language.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 (preview night) and Thursday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 (a reception will follow) and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. These performances will be held in the Main Stage Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress.
For tickets and information, go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice or call 281.290.5201.