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1942 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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4.8 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from Sandra Dolmatch
26 events 9 reviews

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.

reviewed Sep 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Bruce
Red Velvet 30 events 17 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 22 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Diane Grobman
12 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 22 2010 report as inappropriate
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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?

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