Town News Center

Website News

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Town Grant Bolsters Davidson Community Players Prophesy to the Bones and other stories black folx...

Prophesy to the Bones

The Town of Davidson is proud to partner with the Davidson Community Players by awarding them a $4,000 grant to produce Prophesy to the Bones and other stories black folx whisper, an original script written by local playwright Nichole M. Palmer based on the real-life experiences of local residents. The Town of Davidson and the Davidson Board of Commissioners continue to focus their efforts, most recently in the 2022-2023 Strategic Plan, on equity and inclusion in the community, and they are proud to support the Davidson Community Players in their efforts to produce this play.

In this work, the main character Deborah is a college professor in NYC who returns to Davidson to wrap up the estate of her deceased aunt. Through letters and mementoes, she finds in her aunt’s old house, Deborah gains a fuller understanding of the challenges her aunt and the Black residents of the small college town faced as they encountered racism and other hurdles in their everyday lives. Deborah’s return to Davidson opens a Pandora’s Box of emotions that has been long locked away. 

“Lifting up the stories of our residents of color is critical for our community,” said Davidson’s Housing and Equity Director Eugene Bradley. “These are the stories that helped to build this town and make it the place we love today, only they have too often been overlooked. What a joy it will be to see these stories take their rightful place on center stage in this unique and memorable work.” 

Performance Information: 

  • May 26-May 28 at 8:00 p.m.
  • May 29 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Armour Street Theatre (307 Armour Street, Davidson)
  • Advance tickets: $12 plus NC tax
  • Recommended for ages 13 and up due to sensitive subject matter. (This play makes references to racism, racial slurs, and bigotry.)

For further details, please visit the Davidson Community Players website here

Facebook Twitter Email