The Old White Lady Tells It at Cell Theatre, Albuquerque
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The Old White Lady Tells It

Sunday March 1, 2020

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700 First Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 766-9412
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The Cell Theatre

Phone: (505) 766-9412
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This comic insight chronicles the making and the unmaking of a racist, told with heartfelt affection and warmth, a journey specific to her own experiences and universal to many.

She's Back!

Carolyn Meyer, author of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, decided that sixty books were enough, and two years ago she launched a new career as a comedian and storyteller. Her solo show, Don’t Call Me Young Lady!, played for more than a dozen sold-out performances at The Cell before heading to New York in October for the United Solo Theatre Festival.

With a stone-cold gaze and comic insight, The Old White Lady Tells It chronicles the making and the unmaking of a racist, from the naming of her first puppy at the age of four, through the writing of a college essay that would bring cheers from the KKK, and to ultimately standing in front of a black congregation on a Sunday morning. Told with heart-felt affection and warmth, Meyer takes a writer’s surgical precision to growing up in America, a journey specific to her own experiences but also universal to the experiences of many people.

The show plays Sundays—February 23rd, March 1st and March 8th —at The Cell Theatre, 700 First Street NW in Downtown Albuquerque. The performance starts at 4pm. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered at  


See also: Found Objects

Unmaking a Racist

Carolyn Meyer
courtesy of the artist

Carolyn Meyer is an old white lady. Where she grew up (America), lots of people are racist and so was she. “I grew up in an America post World War II, where racism was as natural as breathing air,” Meyer says. “Everything in my community—my parents, their friends, even my piano teacher—taught me that whites are inherently better than blacks. And those lessons shaped who I was...until they didn’t.” That is the starting point of her new one-women show The Old White Lady Tells It, opening Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4pm at The Cell Theatre (700 First Street NW). A bold premise from a brazen octogenarian, this show promises to be an intimate look at bigotry in our culture and how one old white lady moved past it. Tickets are $20. For more information and tickets, see

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