Going To St. Ives
Fridays, 8 p.m., Every other Saturday, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. and Sat., June 20, 2 p.m. Continues through June 28 2015
Cost: $17-$20 at the door
From the venue:Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing is a drama centering on two women as they explore the complexities of morality, hidden agendas, and sharing secrets. Brenda Porter, the powerhouse director of Yellowman, is back in full force at the Academy Theatre. The story focuses on May N'Kame, the mother of an African dictator, who travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. During a pre-surgery consultation, May and Cora discuss difficult personal ethics, global politics, and motherhood as they sip cups of tea.