Waiting to Be Invited
Bottom Photo: Wayne DeHart, Joyce Murray, Shirley Whitmore, Bebe_Wilson, Debora Artis, Julie O
Waiting to be Invited
by Sherri shepherd Massat
The Ensemble Theatre and The National Black Theatre Festival
Set during the summer of 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, Waiting to be Invited is the story of four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, who travel by city bus to a "Whites Only" eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store. Their purpose is to test their newly acquired civil rights, handed down by the Supreme Court, outlawing segregation in restaurants.