Posted on December 15th, 2012 

World Premiere Play
'Mary T. & Lizzy K.'
Arena Stage, DC

March 15 - April 28, 2013
Written and Directed By:  Tazewell Thompson

Sameerah will be playing the role of Lizzy K.

**2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Costume Design, Merrily Murray-Walsh

Cast:  Thomas Adrian Simpson*, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris*, Naomi Jacobson*, Joy Jones*

An insider's look at the unlikely friendship between First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her talented seamstress, the successful freed slave Elizabeth Keckly.  As one woman’s skilled hands work overtime, creating the most beautiful garments of her career, the other's reality continues to slip ever further from her grasp.  Old wounds and new recriminations explode in this riveting drama about loss, love and the importance of promises, both kept and broken.  This world premiere drama is the first commission of Arena Stage’s American President’s Project.

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

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