Nevertheless: A story of resolve

By JP Lepping

Student Affairs Coordinator for UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications isn’t the only notch on Lisa A Brown’s belt. Brown has also been a playwright for 15 years, and will debut her latest work, “Nevertheless: A Story of Resolve,” Friday in Memorial Hall.

Brown said she meditated and prayed to God for guidance on what the play should entail. She said the focus of her plays is to help motivate and encourage people who seem to have lost their way.

“My vision of this play to bring inspiration, hope and encouragement to the audience,” Brown said.

“Nevertheless” is a story about a woman named Clarisse, played by Nieta Wigginton, who finds out that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Throughout the play Clarisse deals with her relationship with God, breast cancer and ultimately discovs who she really is as a person.

“I wanted to bring honor, dignity, and authenticity to role that I was playing,” Wigginton said.

The play features one actor who is currently a student at UK, Darius Owens and UK alums Harold Merritt and Eric Brown.

“My goal for this play is for it to become a tool that brings people together,” Brown said.

“Nevertheless: A Story of Resolve” will open Friday at 7 p.m. There will be two shows on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on April 29 at 7 p.m. and one at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Tickets can be purchased on or by calling 859-257-TICS,