Old Story Time
This play tells about a single mother, Miss Aggy, who was enslaved by her past. She grew up in a society, which she was taught, "any thing that was black wasn't good" and also that black signifies failure and hard ship, while white signifies prosperity and advancement. This belief was passed down as a result of slavery and has followed her through out her life. Miss Aggy would normally beat Len for associating with the black persons in the community. As the years go by Len had left home to study overseas, in one of the letters that Mama received from him he told her that he was married and sent a picture of his wife, Lois who was a black woman; and this got mama very agitated. She also thought that Lois was turning her son against her. While he was away mama paid down on a house for him at the bank and George also known, as Mr. Mac was her financial advisor and also one of Len's old enemies, but in the end everyone united and forgiven. The play engulfs around superstition.
The fact that the play has a story telling setting makes it appealing to students. Many students have an innate love of stories. They create magic and a sense of wonder at the world, and teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop an understanding, respect and
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