New Play, ‘Mama’s Girls’ Opens in Atlanta With Workshop for Caregivers

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    Playwright Garrett Davis is bringing his latest play to the stage in Atlanta this week. The play will be accompanied by AARP’s Prepare to Care Initiative, a program designed to educate and empower caregivers.

    Davis’s “Mama’s Girls” tells the story of five sisters living in five different cities who are forced to come together to take care of their aging mother. The play will bow on Wednesday at Cascade United Methodist Church.

    The production is on the final leg of its debut 10-city tour, which was introduced by AARP and unveiled at the Washington D.C. Black Theatre Festival in early July. Since then it has made stops on the tour in Virginia and North Carolina. The final tour stop is in Georgia.

    “As many of the play’s attendees provide care for loved ones and others in the community on a regular basis, ‘Mama’s Girls’ will not only entertain, but inspire,” said AARP GA Interim State Director Suzanne LaFollette-Black. “The play will provide useful information which they can apply in their everyday lives.”

    The play is backed by AARP’s Prepare to Care initiative, a program which helps caregivers determine what they’ll need in their new roles, how to assemble an action plan for providing care for the recipient and themselves, and how to access care giving support services in the community. On Oct. 24, “Mama’s Girls” is onstage in Atlanta at Cascade United Methodist Church, 3144 Cascade Rd., with doors opening for seating at 6:00 p.m. and show time at 7:00 p.m.

    Tickets to “Mama’s Girls” are $20 and can be purchased with a call to 404-691-5770. There will also be a same-day free lunch-and-learn workshop offering practical advice.

    A special workshop for caregivers will also be offered at the church earlier Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

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