The acclaimed stage play “Six Triple Eight”, written and directed by Mary McCallum will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Royal Highlands Great Hall in Leesburg.
The play will feature performer, writer, and director T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh of television’s “In Living Color,” “Cosby,” and “That’s So Raven” in the role of Major Dixon.
Set during World War II as the first African -American female battalion arrives in Europe, this fictional historical play follows members of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion. Among them are Sammy, a young woman seeking adventure and romance; Cleopatra, a famous actress; Paige, a single mother trying to create a better life for her son; and Sadie, a woman with the “second-sight”, who can see the future of others but keeps secrets of her own. Under the direction of Major Clarissa Dixon, they are faced with a seemingly impossible task – to distribute 7 million pieces of undelivered mail to soldiers in three months.
“Six Triple Eight” is a winner of “Best Play” and “Excellence in Theatre” at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and “Best Play” at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://six-triple-eight.eventbrite.com/. The show is presented by the Royal Highlands African Heritage Club.