The Play that Presents the
Life Story of Myrlie Evers by
Playwright Mike Broemmel
A story of a trailblazing woman, empowered wife, and social justice champion.
Call Me Mrs. Evers is a one-woman play, telling the story of Myrlie Evers, wife of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and the first woman chair of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is also something of an unsung hero of the women's rights movement as well.
Myrlie Evers remains involved in the social justice movement today.
"Jim Crow is alive and it's dressed in a Brooks Brothers suit, my friend, instead of a white robe."
-- Myrlie Evers-Williams
The dramatic presentation of the life of Myrlie Evers begins on the horrific night her husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated on the driveway of the family home.
The Iconic Women Theatre Series is a selection of plays that present the life story of woman that have not fully received the historical recognition they deserve. Call Me Mrs. Evers is the newest addition to the series.
Special thanks to Tom Hinerman of Salida, Colorado, for taking and providing photos of Call Me Mrs. Evers used throughout the website.
Learn more about Call Me Mrs. Evers. The play made its world premiere in 2019. The project was four years in the making before its first public performances.