Three Short Pieces by Allan Baker, Paullette MacDougal and Candyce Rusk

Sunday, December 19th 6:30pm

State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave


CORA LEE BROWN by Gary Swaim
Monday, December 6th @ 7:00pm
Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Set in Honeygrove, TX in the early 1900’s, this full-length drama treats a long-standing African-American mythology as Cora Lee Brown, a black woman of middle age enters town somewhat mysteriously.  She is quickly and broadly accepted by the community, but owing to her confidence must still deal with pockets of racism in a small Texas community. At the heart of the drama is magical realism and questions surrounding Cora Lee’s disappearance.

Gary Swaim is a produced playwright in Texas and California, a widely-published poet, and a writer of short fiction.  Currently a professor in the Master of Liberal Studies program for SMU, Gary taught both graduate and undergraduate creative writing for the University of Texas at Dallas (8 years) after retiring for two weeks from North Lake College. He received his A.B. in English from the University of California, Riverside and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from the University of Redlands and Claremont Graduate University in California. See his webpage: