Special to The Dallas Examiner


The African American Repertory Theater will continue its eighth season with the regional premiere of Court-Martial at Fort Devens by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Sweet. The production was nominated for a 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award.

Based on a true story, this gripping and inspiring drama tells the story of members of the African American Women’s Army Corps who strike because of unfair treatment during WWII. When the women joined, they were promised training as medical technicians, only to be relegated to cleaning duty by a racist colonel. The women are court-martialed for refusing to follow orders during wartime, and embark upon a bold but uphill battle for racial equality in the segregated United States Army.

Directed by Willie Minor, the cast includes Mary-Margaret Pyeatt, Kyndra Mack, Sydney Sherow-Celestin, Michelle Mays, Jordan Willis, Selmore Haines III, Artist Thornton Jr, Vandous E. Stripling II and Regina Washington.

The play opens on Feb. 19 and runs through March 6 at Trinity River Arts Center, located at 2600 N. Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 180. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

For ticket information, visit http://www.aareptheater.com. For more information, call 972-572-0998 or e-mail aartboxoffice@gmail.com.


Give Kids a Smile, presented by the American Student Dental Association chapter at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, will offer free preventive dental treatment including dental screenings, sealants, cleanings and fluoride varnishes as part of its national initiative for children age 1 through 16 in the Dallas area. They also will receive free goodie bags and participate in games and activities throughout the day.

The one-day dental event focuses on a fun and positive dental experience for children and teens around the Dallas/Forth Worth area. The dental services are scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the pediatric dental clinic on the second floor of the school, located at 3302 Gaston Ave.

To register for an appointment, visit http://www.bcdgivekidsasmile.wix.com/2016. For more information, contact Theresa Halle at bcdgivekidsasmile@gmail.com.


Say Their Names Campaign and Memorial Anniversary will be held on March 4 to remember African American females who have died in police custody. Justice 4 Ahjah Dixon will host a Say Her Name Rally at 10 a.m. The location is pending. A candlelight vigil will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ahjah’s Garden, located at 2813 Troy St. The events are part of a Unity Day to honor the memories of Ahjah Dixon, Aiyana Jones, Kindra Chapman, Gynnya Mcmillen, Rekia Boyd, Rynette Turner, Miriam Carey, Sandra Bland and Joyce Curnell, as well as other females who have lost their lives after being stopped by a police officer. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/justice4ahjahdixon.

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