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Behind the Sheet – The Black Rep

March 19, 2022, 8:00 pm
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| Catherine B. Berges Theatre at COCA | $15 – $50

In 1840s Alabama, Philomena assists a doctor, her owner, through experimental surgeries on her fellow slave women in search of treatment for a common post-childbirth complication. This compelling work challenges what history remembers through the women who experienced these involuntary surgeries, and reframes the very origin story of a great medical breakthrough. This production was made possible in part by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. Additional support from The Black Rep’s Sophisticated Ladies and Caleres.

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