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Marie and Rosetta

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Leading Ladies presents

Marie and Rosetta

By GEORGE BRANT
Directed by NEIL PEPE

MARCH 03 - MARCH 31, 2018
Marx Theatre

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About

Celebrated for her fierce guitar playing and swinging gospel music, singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a veritable legend — and a 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Throughout the 1930s and ‘40s, Sister Rosetta performed gospel in the morning and swing music at the Cotton Club at night to inevitably become a major influence on rock ‘n’ roll’s earliest icons. This play with music chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history. Marie and Rosetta’s compelling life stories combined with roof-raising, heart-rending gospel songs set the stage for an inspiring evening at the theatre.

"Not to be missed! It's enough to make the theatre faithful stand up and shout HALLELUJAH!" - Theatremania


ADVISORY:
Marie and Rosetta contains mild adult language and mature themes. These highly talented women were groundbreaking for their time and thus faced issues related to racial prejudice, marital strife and other mature themes that are more suitable for teenage and adult audiences.

Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

Artists

Miche Braden

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Chaz Hodges

Marie Knight

Katreese Barnes

Pianist

George Naha

Guitarist

George Brant

Playwright

Neil Pepe

Director

Steve H. Broadnax III

Associate Director

Riccardo Hernández

Set Designer

Dede Ayite

Costume Designer

Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Designer

Steve Kennedy

Sound Designer

Seth Farber

Music Director/Music Supervisor

Stephanie Klapper

Casting Director

Jenifer Morrow

Stage Manager

Brooke Redler

Second Stage Manager

Events




On the Blog

It's All Joy

Feb 19, 2018
Natalie Hulla

Marie and Rosetta chronicles Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight’s first rehearsal as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in music history.

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