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Marie & Rosetta | Written by George Brant

The Godmother of Rock ‘n Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, shattered every barrier that faced her as she made her mark on the music world in the 40s. Marie & Rosetta chronicles her journey with young gospel singer Marie Knight, whom she recruited away from Mahalia Jackson. Despite being forced by Jim Crow laws to lodge and rehearse in funeral homes and other unpleasant accommodations while on the road, Marie and Rosetta stunned the world with their music and formed an everlasting relationship that continues to inspire the world.

Adding a little bit of sass to traditional gospel, this play with music sheds light on “invisible” Black performers in the South and the legacies they left behind.