The Maggie chronicles

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I’m a big fan of Maggie Reed, who captivated As The World Turns fans for years as Shannon O’Hara.

passingIf you’re in New York, Maggie’s going to be appearing in a one-woman play, “Passing” by Dara Frazier.

The play opens Friday, May 1 and runs Fridays and Saturdays until May 24 at the Matthew Corozine Theater.

I haven’t seen the show, but Passing sounds like it’s got a compelling premise.

It tells the story of Minerva Roulhac, who was orphaned as a child. Because she was orphaned, her ethnicity was unclear, though her appearance suggested she was Caucasian.

She was adopted by a former slave and raised with the understanding she was black. It sounds like an inverted version of the Carla Gray story from One Life to Live, but unlike Carla’s fictional story, Minerva Roulhac was a real person. The play is set in 1943, but the story tackles a timeless subject – race in America.

I briefly had the chance to talk to Maggie last year when I wrote about Douglas Marland for Marlena’s site. She was warm and wonderful and it was great to talk to her.

If you want to know what else Maggie has been up to since we last saw her on ATWT, check out her website. Here’s hoping we see more of her on our screens soon. And Maggie, you have an open invitation to come here to talk any time you want!

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