Based in Jackson, Ind. in the 1950s, “And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson” by Jim Leonard, Jr. centers on a young woman named Elizabeth Willow who, due to her exposure to polio as an infant, uses a wheelchair and wears leg braces and feels bound by those elements of her life. She is a wonderfully bright and capable girl, but that potential is unseen by many. Adults pity her, children fear her and the few people who are willing to allow Elizabeth in their lives keep her at arm’s length, anxious at what others may think. This is a poignant play offering a vivid and deeply affecting account of the agonies inflicted on this young girl growing up in a small—and small-minded—Indiana town.
Dates, times, location:
May 10, 7:00 p.m.
May 12, 7:00 p.m.
Flower Mound High School Black Box
3411 Peter’s Colony, Flower Mound, TX 75022
Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for adults
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.fmhstheatre.net/ or at the door.