by Regina Taylor, adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry | Directed by Faith Bennett Russell

Gospel music and storytelling come together to surprise, delight and remind us all of the unique and diverse ways we express ourselves. When a young woman from Brooklyn struggles to find her place in the world, she is surrounded by a community of women that transcend place and time to infuse her with stories of faith, fortitude and pride.

AGE REC: 12+
RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission

CAST (in order of appearance)
Tracy Michelle Hughes* – Mother Shaw
Bethanie Willis – Yolanda
Marlette Buchanan* – Mabel
Kristen Natalia – Velma
Vincent ‘VJ’ Orduña – Man
Bretteney Beverly – Wanda
Be Russell – Jeanette

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Dr. Stephen Newby – Keyboard
Lucia Kristine Wiggins – Keyboard
Jamael Nance – Percussion
Don Randolph – Bassist

Faith Bennett Russell – Director
Aaron Norman – Music Director
Chris Daigre – Choreographer
Mark Lund – Scenic & Sound Design
Margaret Toomey – Co-Costume Design
Sadiqua Iman – Co-Costume Design
Amanda Sweger – Lighting Design
Abigail Pishaw – Stage Manager
Henrietta Price – Hat Consultant / Milliner
Zeapoe Matalda – Dramaturg
Dimitri Woods – Dialect Coach

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