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.
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Actress-playwright Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) made history with her play Eclipsed, the first… More
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?