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
photography by SUSAN J ROCHE
THE CAST .
CHELSEA LOVE HUNT
as Alberta “Pearl” Johnson
as 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