I had a culturally DIVINE time visiting the D.C area! One of the brightest points… was attending the critically “Blackberry Daze” musical! It takes you back to the days at the Juke Joint… and all those folks behind the scenes… and living in the shadows of it’s secrets…
“Blackberry Daze” is a musical adaptation of Ruth P. Watson’ romantic thriller (Blackberry days of Summer)
I had a wonderful opportunity to support my dear Sorority Sister… in the world premiere of this production in September… I’m extremely proud of her work, and the Stellar cast… superbly performing in the production at METRO STAGE… in Alexandria, Virginia. The World premiere is with Thomas W. Jones ll (Three Sistahs,Bessie’s Blues) direction… and William Knowles’ period score.
Ayanna Reed, Yvette Spears,Nia Harris, Duane Richards ll, Duyen Washington, William Knowles, (conductor, Piano), David Cole, guitar
At the end of “The Great War” a small Virginia town is rocked by secrets… and betrayal… as Herman Camm, a seductive gambler… works his magic on the lives of three unsuspecting women, Mary Lou, her daughter Carrie, and Pearl, a blues singer at the local juke joint.
This dazzling period musical is an exciting NEW work on the American Theatre landscape. It is playing at the Metro Stage at 1201 Royal Street in Alexandria, Virginia through October 9th.
“This performance will surely FIRE UP your soul! A Moving, and Emotionally charged Drama… zeroing in on the ups and downs of small town life… and the secrets that lurk in the shadows..”
For BLACKBERRY DAZE show times and tickets…
Go to: http://www.METROSTAGE.ORG
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