Carolyn Jones’ months of planning and years of thought are finally coming to fruition, and her play “Beauty and the Ballot Box” is making its debut in Los Angeles this weekend. East Bank Theater.
When the pandemic forced Jones to close the doors of her beauty salon, Modern Beauty Salon, she feared it would also end the memories it held.
“How do I maintain this story when I don’t have an existing salon, no clients?” Jones asked himself.
She found herself returning to one of her first loves, writing, which helped her get through the pandemic.
The result is a play that tells the story of the owners of Modern Beauty Salon and the women who worked there for decades, with humor throughout. They took steps to change Shreveport’s racial climate in the mid-to-late 20th century.he Century.
The team has been rehearsing every day this week for months.
“I’m very excited,” Jones said. “I’m a little worried, but I’m completely confident that God will help us do this because He gave me the story.”
One of the actors is Jones’ nephew, Edward White, who plays businessman Bunyan Jacobs.
“It’s a nice reminder of not only where we come from as a people, but especially where my family comes from. It’s a beautiful thing,” White said. “I’m grateful to be able to be a part of this.”
Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite