Marie and Rosetta

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
George Brant
Venue: 
The Playwrights' Center
Cost: 
Free

Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history.

Director: Dominic Taylor 
Dramaturg: Mat Smart 
Musical director/pianist: Sanford Moore 
Guitarist: Geoff LeCrone 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: Ivory Doublette*
Marie Knight: ShaVunda Horsley
* Member of Actors' Equity

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