National Museumof African American
History and Culture
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center will present “Charleston Olio,” a dramatic reading and musical performance featuring Phylicia Rashad, the actress who portrayed Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” Rashad was the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award, Broadway’s highest honor, for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in a revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.”
The program will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at the BB King Museum, 400 Second Street in Indianola, MS.
It is free but reservations are suggested. To make a reservation, call 662-887-9539.
Based on the novel Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza “Charleston Olio” is a love story between two musically talented characters. A troupe of modern-day storytellers spin a tale bringing the famed port city to life when the nation is on the brink of World War 1 and Black American music is about to take the world by storm.
The cast of “Charleston Olio” also includes Greenville’s own Hattie Winston, best known for her role as Margaret, Ted Danson’s
nurse and office manager on the TV show “Becker.” Rounding out the cast are Jason Kraack, Nambi E. Kelley, Kelvin Roston and
Paul Stovall. Shawn Wallace is music director.
Development of “Charleston Olio” was supported by the SonEdna Foundation, the Smithsonian’s National
Museum of African American History, DuSable Museum of African American History, and by the Goodman Theatre.
For more information please call the BB King Museum at 662-887-9539.