Join the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) March 4-7, 2021 for the debut of the original play Let the Good Times Rolle: The Life and Legacy of Esther Rolle at 100. In celebration of Women’s History month and honoring the talents of Emmy Award-winning actor and Pompano Beach native Esther Rolle, AARLCC will host a Drive-In Outdoor Play Let the Good Times Rolle.
Let the Good Times Rolle is made possible through the generous support of an Art of Community grant awarded by the Community Foundation of Broward. The objective of the Art of Community grant is to bring the arts to Broward neighborhoods to ignite creativity and local pride. Support has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Edward Hashek and John Jors Charitable Fund, A Fund for the Performing Arts, John D. Ryan Fund, Linda and Michael Carter Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.
The play will run with three evening shows, March 4th, 5th, and 6th starting at 7pm and one matinee for Sunday, March 7th at 4pm. The play is part biography, part local history, and all things Esther! Portraying Esther at varying stages of her life are Ms. Christian Demerrit as Esther, Ms. Sheena O’ Murray as Lady, Ms. Chasity Hart as Madame and Miss. Sumaiyah E. Wade as Lil Girl.
This event is a socially distanced drive-in event. Part of the festivities will include food trucks for your refreshment needs. These events are free but we are asking for $10 donation per car, which can be paid to the Friends of African American Research Library and Cultural Center. This event is first come first park, so arrive early to get the best parking spot view of the stage! @RollewithAARLCC