Endstation Theatre Company will premiere the original play “In Sweet Remembrance” as part of Sweet Briar College’s upcoming Orientation activities. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 31. All shows will be held in Murchison Lane Auditorium in the Babcock Fine Arts Center.
The College’s alumnae office will sponsor complimentary pre-show tours of Sweet Briar House and the historic slave cabin Aug. 30 and 31, along with post-show discussions after every performance except Aug. 29.
Commissioned by Endstation, Sweet Briar and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, with support from the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, “In Sweet Remembrance” is a tribute to the significant role of the black community throughout the College’s history. Playwright Tearrance A. Chisholm, who lives in Washington, D.C., has spent the past three years researching Sweet Briar’s cultural and historical importance, resulting in a play that, according to Endstation, “explores the landscape of its past, discovers the contours of its present and realizes its future.”
“My process is one that is deeply rooted in place,” Chisholm said. “The very heart of the play is Sweet Briar, Va., and being able to explore and research in the area is something that informs every facet of the work. I have grown to associate this area of Virginia with writing. My mind begins creating stories as soon as I lay eyes on the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
“In Sweet Remembrance” tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for students. Admission is free for Sweet Briar College faculty, staff and students with a valid ID, but tickets must be reserved through the Endstation box office.
To purchase tickets or learn more about Endstation, visit endstation.org.
For more information about the play, visit sbc.edu/sweet-remembrance.