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1223 Star Starred
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Across from the Paseo de San Antonio light rail station 101 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, CA 95113
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Be ready for a less light-hearted show.
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12 ratings
4.8 average rating
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14 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 22 2010

The actresses had great voices and the show was really really great. Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed it.

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 22 2010

We lovee the story and the stars voices were beautiful. A first rate performance with a standing ovation.

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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 23 2010

Great diva and performance. Really enjoyed it

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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?