The Passing of Pearl is the tale of three women who have worked at a local diner in Memphis since the 1960’s. The diner, like these women, has witnessed the racial struggles of the changing times of the south. The owner, Pearl passes away and her daughter plans to sell the historic diner. The two remaining women struggle to deal with life after the diner. What do you do when life as you know it ceases to be? Just ask Leateen and Daphney. written by Vain Colby and directed by Thomas Lester, The show debuted on the Summit Players’ Stage in May of 2010 and has the distinction of representing West Virginia at the Southeastern Theatre Convention in October of 2010.