The Nacirema Society

The Nacirema Society


September 16 – October 22 in the Albert Theatre

Opening Night is September 26, 2023

Susan Booth launches her first season as Artistic Director with a “laugh-out-loud” ( “hilarious comedy” ( by nationally renowned playwright, poet and New York Times best-selling author.

It’s 1964 Montgomery, Alabama, and the Nacirema Society prepares for its annual introduction of six elegant African-American debutantes to a world of prosperity, privilege and social responsibility. This centennial year, the Society’s grande dame, Grace Dunbar, will have nothing less than perfection for her granddaughter Gracie’s debut. And with young love brewing, old family skeletons rattling, national media attention abounding and a blackmail plot bubbling…what would dare go awry?

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Press Releases

October 2: *The Nacirema Society* Extends

September 15: *The Pearl Cleage* Fest Starts This Week

August 30: A Chicago Celebration of Pearl Cleage

August 15: 23/24 Season Casting Announcement and Update

March 29, 2023: Announcing the 2023-2024 Season