Black Pearl Sings! at San Jose Repertory Theater
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The last date listed for Black Pearl Sings! was Thursday September 23, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at San Jose Repertory Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $49.00
- Our Price:
- $21.00 - $24.50
Experience 80 years in a family's life in about 90 minutes in The Big Meal, an award-winning play by Dan LeFranc (Sixty Miles to Silver Lake). Watch five generations of Nicole and Sam's Midwestern family return to the same table, sharing snapshots of their love, loss, and life in this comic drama. The story flows quickly from the initial meeting of the young couple through their firsts -- date, fight and kiss. Once they're married with children, they're faced with a son and a daughter who'd rather be anywhere than at The Big Meal, along with the worsening dementia of Sam's father. And as the years pass, life's ebbs and flows are experienced together, revealing more surprises, both happy and heartbreaking. Learn More
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Featured review from sandra dolmatch
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One of the best productions i have ever seen at SJR. I just became a subscriber because of the production quality. Beautiful powerful voices of the 2 performers. i would go again if i had the opportunity. Very moving, it clutches your heart.
Susannah, a white, driven ethnomusicologist for the Library of Congress, is on a quest to find authentic, pre-slavery, African-American music. When she encounters Texas prisoner Pearl Johnson, an unlikely partnership develops between the street-smart Pearl and the ambitious Susannah. It isn’t long before Pearl is belting out radiant, soul-baring songs with the strength and beauty of the unaccompanied human voice. These vocal artifacts remind us of the power of music to help heal in the struggle between our collective past and the desire for individual histories. Does our past define us, and at what cost?