Hattie McDaniel and Hazel Wolf – Stars Shine One Weekend Only
March is International Women’s Month and two one act plays by playwright and author Rebecca Redshaw will be performed at Olympic Theatre Arts on March 9th, 10th, and 11th.
“A Conversation with Hattie McDaniel” and “Hazel Speaks!” feature two women who were challenged by society and triumphed in different arenas in different ways.
Hattie McDaniel, best known for her Academy Award winning performance in “Gone with the Wind”, fought racism in Hollywood but also with leaders of the NAACP who considered her persona “too black” (they preferred a high-yellow Negro like Lena Horne).
Hazel Wolf was raised on the Olympic Peninsula and created positive changes not only in Seattle and the Northwest, but across the United States. Hazel was a major force in establishing ecology protections and the Audubon society, frequently speaking before the U.S. Congress.
Also noteworthy is the local talent that will participate in the performances; half live in Sequim, half in Port Angeles. Represented are woman of color (African-American and Native American), straight and gay, divorced and married with children and single without children, seniors as well as women way below Social Security eligibility.
Redshaw says, “These two women of different generations personify strength and determination. Hattie and Hazel used intellect and humor to create change. Yes, it’s International Women’s Month, but men will enjoy these plays, too!”
Time will be devoted after each performance for Q&A with the playwright and actors.
Performance information for Hattie & Hazel at Olympic Theatre Arts
Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket: $15.00 at the door and online at olympictheatrearts.org