Southern Musical Dessa Rose, From the Writers of Ragtime
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The last date listed for Dessa Rose was Saturday April 5, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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In this contemporary, irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, the famous Russian writer's characters still philosophize on love, art and the pursuit of happiness, but this time with music and mad humor. There's a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, is desperate to make a name for himself on his own, and his muse, the lovely Nina, who falls for his mother's lover, a renowned novelist. Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning playwright Aaron Posner (The Chosen) turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F**king Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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This was a beautifully acted, touching play. The story was fascinating and quite a different take on slavery. Dessa Rose deserves a much larger audience. It is definitely one of the best evenings of theater I have seen and I see over 100 shows a year. Highly recommended!
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This was highly recommended by a friend. I really liked the music and the performances. I thought the actual plot was not very good with a lot of holes, but I am not a fan of Ragtime either, so it might just be the writing doesn't speak to me. I...continued
Contains mature content and situations. Parental discretion advised for those under 13 years old.