Lela & Co.
Written by Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Helen Hayes Award winner & Factory 449 company member RICK HAMMERLY
Conceived & developed w/Desara Bosnja & 1989 Productions
ANACOSTIA ARTS CENTER
1231 Good Hope Road, SE WDC 20020
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In the beginning was the mattress. Gradually, other little changes – more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad.
Featuring 5-time Helen Hayes Award nominee & Factory 449 company member FELICIA CURRY with RENALDO McCLINTON
When 14-year-old Lela marries and is relocated to an unnamed country in the throes of civil war, she finds herself isolated, locked up, and eventually enslaved. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. unravels a story of war, oppression, and sex trafficking through language that vacillates from girlish innocence to pointed satire.
Lela & Co. is a harrowing journey which ultimately explores the power of hope and the strength of the human spirit.