‘Mama Save Me’ to debut at Troy University Oct. 10, tickets sold now

Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 3, 2015

“Mama Save Me,” a play written by Troy native Makelia Wingard, will make its debut Oct. 11 a Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy University campus.

The play follows the lives of three young adults who will experience situations such as rape, suicide and racial profiling.

“I wanted to write about these issues because they are issues that are being experienced by those of all racial backgrounds,” Wingard said. “(‘Mama Save Me’) is an effort to bring awareness, educate the audience about these issues and give us a platform to laugh together.”

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Wingard said twhile the play is emotional, there is humor written in, as well.

“I tried my best to make it as real as possible so that the audience can relate,” Wingard said. “I hope it opens the eyes of the viewers to show that no one is exempt from these issues.”

This is the third play that Wingard has debuted in Troy, according to her assistant, Brittany Pryor.

“I hope it brings a broader knowledge of everything that is going on in the world as far as everyday life and politics,” Pryor said.

The play made its original debut in Dothan on Sept. 12. Wingard said that the “house was packed.” From there, the cast will travel to Greenville to debut the show at Greenville High School on Oct. 10 before coming to Troy.

“These issues won’t go away just because we choose not to address them,” Wingard said. “I hope it will bring the community together in an effort to be there for those going through those issues instead of just talking about those going through the issues.”

Tickets for “Mama Save Me” can be purchased at Flo’s Kitchen and Pink Leopard Boutique for $15.

Doors will open at Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy University campus at 5 p.m. with the production beginning at 7 p.m.