On September 14th, actors from the Arden’s cast of Gee’s Bend and a small group of Arden supporters enjoyed an intimate evening with several of the amazing quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, who were visiting Philadelphia in conjunction with the opening of their quilt exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gee’s Bend playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder led a lively discussion with the celebrated women who delighted patrons with fascinating stories and ended the evening with rousing gospel music.
Gee’s Bend explores the strength of a family and the importance of tradition spanning generations. It is a great opportunity for generations to connect through this incredible story of perseverance and the power of family ties. Gee’s Bend is on the Arcadia stage October 9 through December 7.