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Mama Juggs

When: Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m. 2012

You need to know this much going in: Suga Babe ain't got time for no mess. (But then, you probably won't either when you turn 100.) The feisty, funky centenarian is the indomitable matriarch of three generations touched by breast cancer, and as Anita Shontel Woodley's captivating one-person show unfolds, she, her daughter Mable-Rae and her granddaughter Anita draw us into the family circle with a compelling mix of ancient songs, stories and straight talk. Though the subject matter is stark, Woodley animates this work with humor, warmth and wisdom; when she's at her peak, it feels like she's channeling these characters, not performing them. By the time Mama Juggs is over, it's hard not to feel that we've joined their lineage ourselves—as survivors. The 3 p.m. performance in the library's auditorium is free. —Byron Woods

Price: Free

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