2020-21 Season

The Conviction of Lady Lorraine

written & performed by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin

An original one-woman teleplay written and performed by Dwandra Nickole Lampkin

Set in Memphis, TN near the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated—a writer (Lampkin) has a brief but powerful encounter with a homeless woman, Lady Lorraine. She finds herself transformed by Lady Lorraine’s more than 20-year quest to right a social wrong.  One year later, the writer returns to Memphis, hoping that Lady Lorraine will share her full story of conviction. But the writer quickly finds herself asking new questions about many things, and finding that Lady Lorraine is not the only one on a quest for recognition. 

Dwandra Nickole Lampkin serves as Associate Professor of Theatre at Western Michigan University and has been one of Farmers Alley Theatre’s most prolific actors with roles in shows like Doubt, a parable, The Christians, and Clybourne Park.  Directed by Dee Dee Batteast and Thomas Murray of Waltzing Mechanics.


Tickets on sale on Oct. 12th.