Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. After drunkenly crashing her car, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Vida is then hired by Hazel’s husband to keep tabs on her and care for their only surviving son. Forced to spend time together, these two women realize that they have more in common that they thought and strive to make changes in their segregated town.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
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