Saints & Poets Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Mark Whitehead, Executive & Artistic Director
31Conestoga Street - Pittsburgh, PA  15204-2001 - USA - (412) 378-0331 -

The world premiere of
by Christiane D
Directed by Mark Whitehead

January 12-22, 2006

'Saffronia' by Christiane D
Illustration: David Pohl

Saffronia examines the world of the “mulatto balls” of the ante-bellum south - slave auctions dressed up as debutante balls, where young slave women, groomed in charm schools to be perfect mistresses, were sold as concubines to wealthy plantation owners.

At The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Supported by grants from
The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
The Multicultural Arts Initiative
Mount Ararat Baptist Church Community Tithe Ministries
The PA Partners in the Arts through ProArts
The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative
The Woodbury Fund

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