The Delta Cultural Center and Notch Theatre Company will present “Remember 1919: A Story Sharing about South Phillips County” on July 30, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Beth El Heritage Hall, 405 Perry St. in downtown Helena.
This event will include a staged reading of the play Scapegoat, by Minneapolis-based playwright, Christina Ham. Following the reading, there will be time for local community members to share their own stories of south Phillips County.

The Delta Cultural Center and Notch Theatre Company will present “Remember 1919: A Story Sharing about South Phillips County” on July 30, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Beth El Heritage Hall, 405 Perry St. in downtown Helena.

This event will include a staged reading of the play Scapegoat, by Minneapolis-based playwright, Christina Ham. Following the reading, there will be time for local community members to share their own stories of south Phillips County. A reception with music will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Scapegoat is a play that stretches between the events of the 1919 Elaine Massacre to the present day. The play follows three characters from the bloodshed of the massacre through to their modern day relationship. It explores how community relationships change over time and what that means for the future.

Christina Ham will be in attendance at this event and will participate in the community sharing after the presentation. Ham is a core writer at the Playwrights' Center, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America. She was recently named a Mellon Playwright in Residence at Pillsbury House Theatre.

Notch Theatre Company of Boston, Massachusetts, creates community-engaged theatre to drive change around the pressing social and health related issues of our time. Their model, often based on gathering stories from real people and creating plays inspired by those stories, puts community and professional actors on stage in plays that speak directly to a community’s experiences, provide new perspectives, and motivate audiences to take action.

For more information contact the DCC at 1-800-358-0972, or info@deltaculturalcenter.com. You can also visit the DCC website at www.deltaculturalcenter.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deltaculturalcenter.