Hollywood Actor to Visit Southeast

Photo of Hollywood actor Adilah Barnes

Hollywood actor Adilah Barnes will be at Southeast Missouri State University Feb. 24 to perform her One Woman Show, “I Am That I Am: Woman, Black.”

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 18, 2009 — In celebration of Black History Month, Hollywood actor Adilah Barnes will be on the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University Feb. 24 to perform her One Woman Show, “I Am That I Am: Woman, Black,” a depiction of seven famous African-American women from history: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis and Maya Angelou.

The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Rose Theatre and is free and open to the public.

In addition, from 4-5 p.m. Feb. 23 in the University Center Ballroom, Barnes will perform a reading from her autobiographical book On My Own Terms, a deeply personal account of her life and career. A booksigning will follow the event, and her book will be available to buy at the event. The event is free and open to the public

An award-winning actor with more than 30 years of acting experience, Adilah Barnes performed in “Erin Brokovich” with Julie Roberts, “Iron-Jawed Angels” with Hilary Swank, “Murder by Numbers” with Sandra Bullock, “Roseanne,” “Little John,” “City of Angels,” “Mad About You,” “The Agency,” “Cold Case,” and many other films and shows. Barnes is one of the few veteran actors in Hollywood that has mastered the art of successfully marketing herself.

Her visit to Cape Girardeau is made possible by Southeast Missouri State University’s Funding for Results Multicultural Speakers Series.