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Streaming May 6 – May 30
Upperstage
Virtual Tickets $30

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About the Play


Mrs. Harrison  
a play by R. Eric Thomas
directed by Mikael Burke
simmering confrontation 

Two women meet at their ten-year college reunion. Aisha is a successful Black playwright. Holly is a struggling White comedian and storyteller. As they dredge up shared memories and past confidences, we begin to wonder—which one is misremembering? Or lying? Or are they both? Wry humor clashes with long-suppressed grudges as this volatile encounter raises the question: who has the right to tell whose story? 

Part of IRT's INclusion Series: Celebrating Diverse Storytelling

Learn more about our virtual season here.

APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 1 hour and 5 minutes, with no intermission

Mrs. Harrison is a drama that contains strong language, flashing lights, and racist language and behaviors. Recommended for patrons 16 years and above.
 

Virtual Events
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  • COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SPONSORED BY FAEGRE DRINKER: Authenticity and Ownership: Who Has the Right to Tell Whose Story? 

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Event at 6 PM | Zoom Room

    Storytelling, one of the oldest art forms, is often open to interpretation and creative authorship. Defining authorship and who has the right to tell whose story is at the heart of the debate of Mrs. Harrison. Join the IRT for a virtual conversation about authentic storytelling moderated by Rebecca Hutton, IRT Board member and President & CEO of Leadership Indianapolis.

    Panelists include Deborah Asante, Artistic Director, Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis; Tamara Winfrey-Harris, Vice President of Community Leadership and Effective Philanthropy, Central Indiana Community Foundation; Jennifer Blackmer, Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, and Director of Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University; and Christina Cheeks, Service Line Administrator, Eskenazi Health.

    To attend this free community conversation, please sign up here. This program will also be shared live on IRT’s Facebook page.
     

  • COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SPONSORED BY FAEGRE DRINKER: Building Authentic Relationships Across Race
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | Event at 6 PM | Zoom Room


    Join the IRT for a virtual conversation about the role of race and how it impacts relationships, especially those among women, moderated by Tammara D. Avant, IRT Board Member and Senior Legal Counsel at American Electric Power.

    Panelists include Dr. Terri Jett, Professor – Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies Department, Faculty Director of the Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement, and Special Assistant to the President, Butler University; Amy Waggoner, IRT Board Member and Senior Director, State & Local Government Affairs, Eastern U.S., Salesforce; Leslie Bowles, Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement, Women's Fund of Central Indiana, a CICF Fund; Ebony Chappel, Program & Communications Manager, Leadership Indianapolis; and Allison Barkel, Offscript Advisory Council Liaison to the IRT Board and Instructional Developer, Project Lead The Way. 

    To attend this free community conversation, please sign up here. This program will also be shared live on IRT’s Facebook page.


READ THE STUDY GUIDE

Read the free digital program below or click here. Printed programs can be purchased here.

 

Multimedia


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Video: Mrs. Harrison Promo Video

Cast Members


CELESTE M. COOPER
CELESTE M. COOPER
Aisha
MARY WILLIAMSON
MARY WILLIAMSON
Holly

Creative Team

MIKAEL BURKEDirector
REGINA GARCÍAScenic Designer
Alexis CarrieCostume Designer
ERIC WATKINSLighting Designer
MELANIE CHEN COLESound Designer
RICHARD J ROBERTSDramaturg
ERIN ROBSON-SMITHProduction Coordinator
CAT LOVEJOYProduction Assistant

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