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Season 2015

Black Pearl Sings!

"An Absolute Must See!" - Susie Potter, Triangle Arts & Entertainment

"A Huge Success" - Alan Hall, Classical Voice of North Carolina

"Powerful Musical Performances And A Moving Story" - Roy Dicks, News and Observer

Rozlyn Sorrell and Lynda Clark star in this poignant musical, featuring beautiful a cappella renditions of little-known American folk songs. 

Black Pearl Sings! chronicles a powerful story about being a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity.  Memories may fade, but songs from our early years stay close. 

In Frank Higgins’ heartwarming, feisty Black Pearl Sings!, African-American folk songs open a door to history, and lead one woman out of prison.  In the 1930’s, Susannah, a white woman from a privileged New York family, travels the South 
recording folk songs and indigenous music. When she hears Pearl singing in a Texas high-security lockup, she knows she’s tapped a rich vein of treasured music reaching into the past.  She wants the songs, but Pearl needs something from her in return. 

As the two negotiate an exchange, their friendship grows. Susannah bargains for Pearl’s parole and arranges for several public performances.  Soon, though, the two women find themselves walking a delicate line between exposure and exploitation.

See a snippet of Black Pearl Sings! on My Carolina Today.
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  • Feb, 2015

    6-7, 12-14, 19-21
    7:30pm
    Theatre In The Park

  • Feb, 2015

    8, 15, 22
    3:00pm
    Theatre In The Park

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