When a Mother Weeps Play Dedicated to the Memory of Dillard Student


The production “When a Mother Weeps” will premiere on the campus of Dillard University on Friday, 6/5/2015 at 7:30PM in the Cook Center on the campus of Dillard University. This compelling theatrical performance depicts the life of a young college student who is murdered while attempting to reduce crime and gang violence in her town.

The play is dedicated to Marguerite Lajoy Washington who was murdered in New Orleans in 2012, right after she entered her freshman year at Dillard University.  Marguerite was the daughter and the sister if Dillard University alumnus Margaret Washington and Kendall Washington. This play is a must-see for both young and old and is intended to challenge us all to make a difference in our city.

This play is being produced by Mavis P. McCall. Mrs. McCall is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over thirty years of practice in the New Orleans area. She retired from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services in 2012. She is the founder of Akua Press. Her first literary work which was published in 2005, included a teacher’s manual, children’s book and DVD. In 2008, she traveled to Wari, Nigeria as the featured speaker of a youth conference.

You can hear Mavis McCall discuss the play on Friday morning at 7:30AM on WHIZ 102.3 FM.  DU Alumna Margaret Washington will also be there to share my views on the impact of crime and violence on the family.

The play “When a Mother Weeps” will premiere Friday

Performance times are June 5th at 7:30, June 6th at 2:30 and 7:30, and June 7th at 2:30 and 7:30. There will also be a dinner/community collaborative to be held on the campus on Friday, June 5th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. These tickets are also available in a dinner/play package or individual dinner ticket.



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