Ladysitting – World Premiere!

January 18 – February 25, 2024

By Lorene Cary

Directed by Zuhairah McGill

Arcadia Stage

Expected Runtime: 90 minutes, with no intermission


This world premiere play, by acclaimed Philadelphia writer Lorene Cary, explores the life and last year of Lorene’s Nana – a fiercely strong and independent woman, who now needs the care of others.  Ladysitting captures the ruptures, love, and forgiveness that can occur in family as she journeys through stories of five generations of their African American ancestors and bears witness to her grandmother’s 101 vibrant years of life.

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