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Mosaic Theater Company: Marie and Rosetta

September 14 @ 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until September 30, 2018

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One event on August 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

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$50 – $68 Buy Tickets

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Marie and Rosetta

By George Brant | Directed by Sandra L. Holloway
Featuring Ayana Reed and Roz White (as Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music that would become a rhythmic precursor to rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a pioneer of mid-20th-century music with a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Set in the showroom of a funeral home, in Mississippi, 1946, this musical celebration of two extraordinary Black Women chronicles the unlikely first rehearsal between Rosetta and the prim young, Marie Knight, to see if the potential protégée could summon the stuff to allow for a professional partnership that might topple the male stranglehold suppressing Rosetta’s career. They would embark on a tour to establish them as one of the great duos in musical history.

“It is so rare for a play about the inner lives of black women to center on their intimacy and not world politics or degradation that the very [existence] of George Brant’s loving two-character script is refreshing.” – The New Yorker

“When it sings, it really swings!” – The New York Times

“Rocks and Roars” – Detroit Free Press

“You don’t have to be religious to know when you’re in the presence of glory” – Time Out New York

“A spectacular show” – Newsday

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$50 – $68

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The Theresa and Jane Lang Theatre
1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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