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Mon March 24, 2008
An Interview with Gee's Bend Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
The play "Gee's Bend" tells the story of a group of African American women who make quilts. The play opens at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre on March 28.
By Steve Walker
KANSAS CITY, MO – The women of Gee's Bend, Alabama have been making quilts for generations. But they recently came to national attention when a traveling museum exhibit displayed their highly original and strikingly modern designs.
The story of these African American women is now told in a play by Alabama native Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, which opens next week at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. The playwright told KCUR's Steve Walker about the first time she went to meet the artists in person.
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