"lumBEES: Women of the Dark Water" presents life stories of the BEES from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. This limited, 4-performance production grants you access to the experiences of our native friends and neighbors.
Meet Roberta Bullard Brown, Dolores Jones, Jinnie Lowery, Dr. Jo Ann Chavis Lowery, Della Maynor, and Darlene Holmes Ransom-six extraordinary Lumbee women who tell their stories of growing up as American Indians in southeastern North Carolina. The memoir starts in the early grades of Indian Schools and transitions into North Carolina desegregation of public education in 1970s.
The theatrical staging will include talented Lumbee musicians and performers including the Carters, Lorna McNeill Ricotta, Alexis Jones, and John Oxendine. The telling of the womens' personal stories evokes understanding of the Lumbee culture with humor and emotion.