Black Pearl Sings!

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Black Pearl Sings! 2018-08-18T12:35:34+00:00

BLACK PEARL SINGS!

OCT 30 31 NOV 6 7 8 13 14 15 | FRI & SAT 8PM  SUN 2PM 

by Frank Higgins

DRAMA WITH MUSIC | Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story.  It’s 1935 and an ambitious white song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit.

Black Pearl not only sings, but soars. This is a play of discovery—of self, of personal power, of the importance of heritage—but it is also a vivid reminder that the things that connect us are often stronger than the things which divide us.”— Broadway World

directed by CELIA FRANK
stage manager: DEBRA HARVEY
assistant stage manager: MELANIE ARDEN

production photography: SUSAN J ROCHE

REVIEWS

THE CAST

CHELSEA LOVE HUNT
Alberta “Pearl” Johnson
GRETTA RUSSE
Susannah Mullally

PRODUCTION TEAM

set design: JENNIFER FORTUNE
costume design: AMY TILLOTSON
lighting design: BRYAN FRANK
sound design: CARYL BUTTERLEY, BRYAN FRANK
light board operator: ANDREW McCRANEY
properties: ASHLEY MACKO, CARYL BUTTERLEY
set construction: BRYAN FRANK, GORDON FRANK
lighting crew: GORDON FRANK
poster design: SHEPHERD
website and social media marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
photography: SUSAN ROCHE, MELANIE ARDEN
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA, PETE DOWLING, JENNIFER FORTUNE, JOHNNY MILLER, THERESA ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, KEN ROOKEY