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Legendary black women to be portrayed in Westport one-woman show

Published 1:44 pm, Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Poet Maya Angelou is one of the women Westport acrtress Kimberly Wilson will  be portrayng in "The Journey," her one woman show to be presented at the Westpot Historical Society March 20. Other figures she will be portraying include Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Poet Maya Angelou is one of the women Westport acrtress Kimberly Wilson will be portrayng in "The Journey," her one woman show to be presented at the Westpot Historical Society March 20. Other figures she will be portraying include Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Westport actress Kimberly Wilson will use song, movement and dialogue in portraying former slave Harriet Tubman, abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and the poet Maya Angelou during a one-woman show, "A Journey." The show will be presented an noon Thursday, March 20, at the Westport Historical Society.

In addition to presenting such iconic historical figures as Tubman and Parks in her portrayal, Wilson also includes an African queen and a slave woman, who are intended to be representative of the African American experience. The show is part of the historical society's "Women Who make a Difference" series.

Wilson is an actress, singer and poet and was a member of theater companies in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. She is now a member and treasurer of the Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk.

The program at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, includes a catered lunch. The cost is $12 for historical society members and $15 for non-members. For reservations, call 203-222-1424.

Visit www.westporthistory.org for more information.