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Carmen J Flyer 2014 revised

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Carmen J

An Opera in 4 Acts by Sharon J. Willis

(Read the synopsis)

This adaptation of Georges Bizet’s Carmen set in Virginia during the Civil War, chronicles two years in the life of Carrie Mae Jefferson(Carmen J), a slave girl on the plantation of Ezekiel (Mr. Zee) Jefferson. Seduction, murder, obsession, and tragedy are Carmen J’s bedfellows as she searches for the freedom that she has dreamed of.

General Admission – $20
Seniors 65 and older – $15
Groups of 10 or more – $15 each person (Tickets must be purchased together as a group)
Children and Young Adults (ages 13-22) – $10. (Valid ID required at the door for young adults)
Children 12 and younger – $5
Clark Atlanta University/Morehouse/Spelman/Morris Brown College Students – $5. (Valid student ID required at the door.)
A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Debit or credit cards will not be accepted at the door.  *A service charge will be added to all tickets purchased online.

The Carmen J principals:

Mel Foster "Johnnie Washington
Mel Foster
Johnnie Washington
Leslee Christopher
Carmen J
Benjamin Moore "Chaney Phillips"
Benjamin Moore
Chaney Phillips










Thressa Gardner "Merta"
Thressa Gardner
Kathye Gary Mary Lee Vaughn
Kathye Gary
Mary Lee Vaughn
Bernice Hall "Fancy"
Bernice Hall