The Nacirema Society
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The Nacirema Society

Every year since Emancipation, The Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama introduces six elegant African American debutantes to a world of wealth, privilege and social responsibility. For these young ladies, bus boycotts and freedom marches are less interesting than making a perfect entrance-or, plotting the perfect blackmail. As the Society celebrates its centennial…with young love brewing, old flames simmering and national media attention abounding…what would dare go awry?


– Presented by

Goodman Theatre | Lili-Anne Brown


“Playing Gracie Dunbar, Demetra Dee is becoming a must-have talent when casting for a play. Her energetic style and wit can quickly transform into a powerful and defiant character, as seen in Stew and the short-lived fantastic production directed by Lili-Anne Brown, Cullard Water…

– Lets Play Theatrical Review




“…..Gracie (Demetra Dee, in an exceptional performance), her bubbly, independent-minded granddaughter.

– Chicago Theater Review




“She’s in the midst of preparing her granddaughter, Gracie, brought to life wonderfully by Demetra Dee, for the debutante ball organized by the Nacirema Society.”

– Chicago On Stage




Jeff Recommended!




October 22, 2023