Local writer’s play premieres in Washington, D.C. – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Watch Dog response: Congratulations to Marilyn Barner Anselmi, I used to keep in touch with her but since changing computers over time lost my contacts. Job well done.

By LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A play written by a local writer had a successful premiere in the nation’s capital last week.

“You Wouldn’t Expect,” written by Marilynn Barner Anselmi, recounts the experiences of four of the almost 8,000 victims of the N.C. Eugenics Program. The play is set in the backdrop of the 1960’s America South.

“Expect” was presented recently at the 2017 DC Black Theatre and Arts Festival in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. (Read more)

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