Night Blooms at Horizon Theatre
September 22, 2010
Cornerstone Members were treated to a wonderful performance of Night Blooms at the Horizon Theatre. The private showing was preceded with a gathering of members and guest in the Theatre’s Green room for wine, cheese, sandwiches, fruit and an assortment of desserts.
Over 100 Cornerstone members and guest filled the theatre as Lisa Adler, Horizon Theatre Co-Artistic/Producing Director welcomed us and introduced the play by Atlantan Margaret Baldwin. Night Blooms tells the story of two families — one white and one black — coping with the events in Selma Alabama in 1965. The intense drama of the Selma march is told through the lives of two ordinary families and changes to their town, their society and individual lives.
At intermission, members were introduced to Night Blooms play writer, Margaret Baldwin. Ms. Baldwin is an accomplished play writer and Lecturer and Interim Coordinator of General Education for Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. Her inspiration for Night Blooms comes from years spent at her mother’s home in Selma AL. Ms. Baldwin spent time speaking with several members after the performance.