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The Wash

#7 THE WASH
COURTESY OF KELUNDRA SMITH
KELUNDRA SMITH: PLAYWRIGHT DEFYING OPPRESSION.
Friday June 7, 2024 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $30-$45
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CRITIC’S PICK: The Wash depicts one of the one of the most significant interracial labor disputes since the Civil War in which Black laundresses — all former slaves — challenged the status quo and fought, successfully, for better working conditions. As a result of the Atlanta Washerwomen Strike of 1881, wages were raised for most Black female workers and they were then recognized, up to a point, as a crucial element in the local economy, gaining a measure of respect and autonomy in the process. Playwright Kelundra Smith is a theater critic and arts journalist who says she wants to write about people with “lofty ambitions.” This premiere is directed by Brenda Porter and produced in collaboration with Impact Theatre Atlanta. — Kevin C. Madigan
$35 for Adults; $30 for Students & Seniors. Reserved Tickets: $45 for Adults, $40 for Students & Seniors. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree Street #102, Atlanta 30309. synchrotheatre.com

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WORLD PREMIERE
Discover the captivating, untold story of Atlanta’s courageous black laundresses who defied oppression and ignited a movement. Just weeks before the International Cotton Exposition swept into the city, these bold women took a stand, demanding the right to set their own wages. The Atlanta Washerwomen’s Strike of 1881 marked a pivotal moment in history, showcasing one of the largest interracial labor strikes post-Civil War. ‘The Wash’ invites you to delve into the intimate and often humorous journey of these ordinary women turned extraordinary fighters who fought the system and won.

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Synchronicity Theatre Magnum
1545 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 484-8636
synchrotheatre.com
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