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February 19, 2020 – March 8, 2020




Celebrate the story of a century with 103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie, famously known as the Delany sisters. From the old Jim Crow South, to renaissance Harlem, and ultimately as a professional teacher and a dentist, respectively – their stories weave a rich tapestry of lives lived triumphantly. While making dinner (live, on stage) these two African American sisters tell us of the last century as they lived it – with true stories that touch the soul and your funny bone – filled with humor, faith, love, and family.

The Critics Rave!

“Broadway performers Terry Burrell and Julia Lema bring homey warmth to Lyric Theatre’s Having Our Say.” – Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman

“Two of the most interesting people you’ll meet anywhere, anytime.” – Larry Laneer,

“Lyric’s Having Our Say Says it All in a Delightful and Historical Memoir.” – Elizabeth Hurd,

“The Delany Sisters Get the Last Word in Having Our Say.”  – Adrienne Proctor,

“‘Having Our Say’ is authentic and challenging.” – Anna Holloway,


Written by

Emily Mann

Adapted from the book by

Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Directed by

Monique Midgette

Stage Manager

Laurena Sherrill

Set Designer

Debra Kim Sevigny

Costume Designer

Jeffrey Meek

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