Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years

May 5 - Jun 10, 2018 In the Albert

Celebrate the story of a century as lived by “two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom” (Chicago Tribune) in this funny and heartfelt family drama.

ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK BY SARAH L. DELANY AND A. ELIZABETH DELANY WITH AMY HILL HEARTH

The Delany sisters, Sadie and Bessie, remain best friends and roommates even as they pass their centennial birthdays. As they prepare a meal in honor of their late father, a former slave, they reminisce about the joys and challenges of their lives: coming to maturity in the Jim Crow South, experiencing the Harlem Renaissance and rising to unimagined professional prominence. Having Our Say showcases the sisters’ unique, indomitable spirits as they fondly recall meeting beloved historical figures, and denounce prejudices that infect the country.