A Night in Wilkes Ferry

A Night in Wilkes Ferry
by Christina Jacqueline Johns
Lylajean Productions
Brunswick, Georgia
EXIT Studio, 156 Eddy St, SF
55 Minutes
TICKETS $10 ($12.99 online)
SAT SEPT 9 7:30 PM A Night in Wilkes Ferry
SUN SEPT 10 8:30 PM A Night in Wilkes Ferry
THUR SEPT 14 7:00 PM A Night in Wilkes Ferry
SAT SEPT 16 2:30 PM A Night in Wilkes Ferry

Faulkner once said that in the South the past is not dead, it isn’t even the past. Come and enjoy some Flannery O’Conner-style stories from the plantation South. These are the kinds of stories you used to hear sitting on back porches listening to crickets and smelling honeysuckle when the adults thought you were sleeping. They are also the kind of stories that if your mama knew you were telling, she’d kill you. This one-woman show (called “master craftsmanship” by St. Mary’s Magazine”) is based on the book “Love Stories for Wilkes Ferry” by Dr. Christina Jacqueline Johns.
Dr. Johns holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from the Faculty of Law of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. Her plays have been produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has also worked as a freelance journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Southline, and the Times Educational Supplement of Scotland. Dr. Johns taught criminology at the University of Edinburgh, George Washington University, and the University of Alaska. Her three books about criminology ( Power, Ideology and the War on Drugs: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure; State Crime, the Media, and the Invasion of Panama; and The Origins of Violence in Mexican Society) were published by Praeger. Her stories and commentaries have been broadcast on the Tallahassee affiliate of National Public Radio. “Love Stories for Wilkes Ferry,” her book of short stories about growing up in plantation Georgia, can be ordered on Amazon. She lives with her partner and two cats in coastal Georgia and is a storyteller, writer and performer.