Cumberland University


Somebody’s Baby nominated for best original play


“Somebody’s Baby,” a play written by Dr. Michael Rex, associate professor of literature at Cumberland University, has been nominated for “Best Original Play in Middle Tennessee” by Broadway World magazine.

“Somebody's Baby,” is the story of five African-American women dealing with losing family members to police violence. According to Rex, the play offered a raw, unflinching look at the intertwined lives of these women, with lessons about family, love, truth, pain, hope, and the American experience.

“It was gut wrenching and beautiful,” he said.

The play, which was performed at Lakewood Theatre Company Sept. 1-17, was directed by April Hardcastle-Miles and produced by L.M. LeSure. Tom Aery provided the original music.

Online voting is open until Dec. 31 at