A Song for Coretta: Pearl Cleage's Drama Honors Civil Rights Icon
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Stirring gospel music and life's hilarious yet sometimes wrenching foibles come together in the life-affirming play You're Never Alone. This magnificent stage production mixes stories of miscommunication, family issues, domestic violence, economic struggle and other all-too-common issues with soaring musical numbers by the likes of former The X Factor winner Melanie Amaro and Grammy-nominated gospel recording artist James Fortune. The result is a poignant, uplifting theatrical experience with the powerful message that God is always with you and you truly are never alone. Learn More
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Featured review from mstmoon
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Absolutely amazing!...from the cast, plot and overall message. The venue provided an intimate atmosphere for this insightful production. The stories of all five women intertwined to develop an awesome story which united the women and celebrated the life of Coretta Scott King.
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Wow!!! This production stunning! The actresses were so perfectly cast; I could not imagine anyone else doing those parts. Pearl Cleage's writing is so true to life, funny and poignant. I don't know when I have had such a wonderful experience at...continued
Pearl Cleage’s play, A Song For Coretta, is a loving, evocative tribute to a remarkable woman whose life inspired and uplifted the lives of so many others. It’s February 7, 2006, rain pours down, and strangers gather outside the Ebenezer Baptist Church, waiting their turn to pay homage to Mrs. King’s remains inside.
Five women, different ages, different circumstances, different reasons to attend, converge outside the church entrance and learn about tolerance, acceptance and the strength to go on, in spite of adversity. A respectable society widow, over 40, who met Mrs. King as a child, a pushy college wannabe journalist, a middle aged portrait artist and Katrina survivor, a street-smart, wise-mouthed teen-aged mother-to-be, and a traumatized Iraq war veteran contemplating desertion: all have faced harsh realities, and all seek inspiration from the woman they have come to honor. Lives that at first seem so alien and inspire hostility, begin to resonate with commonality.
About the Ticket Supplier: New African Grove Theatre Company
The New African Grove Theatre Company is a community theater founded to encourage African-American participation and involvement in all aspects of theatrical production.