THE OLD WHITE LADY TELLS IT
Written and Performed by Carolyn Meyer
Directed by Barry Simon
Sunday, February 23rd, 4 pm
Sunday, March 1st, 4 pm
Sunday, March 8th, 4 pm
Doors open at 3:30 pm
The Cell Theatre, 700 1st St. NW, Downtown Albuquerque
With a cold-stone gaze and comic insight, The Old White Lady Tells It chronicles the making and the unmaking of a racist, from the naming of her first puppy at the age of four, through the writing of a college essay that would bring cheers from the KKK, and to ultimately standing in front of a black congregation on a Sunday morning. Told with heart-felt affection and warmth, Meyer takes a writer’s surgical precision to growing up in America, a journey specific to her own experiences, but also universal to the experiences of many people.
Carolyn Meyer, author of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, decided that sixty books were enough, and two years ago she launched a new career as a comedian and storyteller. Her solo show, Don’t Call Me Young Lady!, played for more than a dozen performances at The Cell before heading to New York in October for the United Solo Theatre Festival.
Barry Simon spent nearly 30 years working in Hollywood, both in television and film. But his first love has always been theater. And so, when he retired to New Mexico, he became involved in the local theater scene as a producer, director and in behind-the-scenes activities. He met Carolyn Meyer when she auditioned for his monthly event, The Liars’ Game. When she needed a director for her first one-woman show, she approached him and he happily said “Yes.” And now together they are honored to bring you her second show, The Old White Lady Tells It.
The Fine Print
Performances sell-out quickly. If there is a performance you would like to attend but is listed as SOLD OUT, please call the box office at: 505.766.9412. All seating at The Cell is "first come/first seated". Tickets are non-refundable. Late arrival (less than five minutes prior to curtain time) seating is at the discretion of the box office. If you require ADA seating, please make note of that in the appropriate space below. The Cell is equipped with a state-of-the-art assistive listening Audio Induction Loop System for the hearing impaired. All purchases include a $2.50 per ticket fee.