Vincent High hosts one-woman play

Published 1:01 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012

By NICOLE LOGGINS / Staff Writer

VINCENT – Vincent Middle and High School students witnessed the one-woman play “Too Many Questions: An Evening with Virginia Durr” on Feb. 13.

The play gave students a glimpse into the life of Virginia Durr, played by local actress Ginny Loggins, during the Civil Rights era. The play is set in Durr’s living room, and she addresses the audience as houseguests.

The Shelby County Arts Council received funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Alabama State Council on the Arts and White Rock Quarries for the performance.

Vincent student Kiaundra Banks said that the play was “really good”. Joleen George, another student at Vincent, said she enjoyed the performance.

“She knew what she was talking about. I can’t believe she memorized the whole thing,” George said.

Faculty members, city officials and Shelby County School Board members also attended the performance in the school’s auditorium.

“(Loggins) did a great job. It was very creative,” said Vincent city council member Bridgette Smith.

Peg Hill, Shelby County Board of Education member, was impressed with the educational and historical aspects of the play.

“It brought out so much history I had forgotten about,” she said. “It was a good, fun refresher about our history.”