'Mother Emanuel' is inspired by the lives of the Charleston 9, and the events that transpired at Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015, where they were murdered during their Bible Study group. The show is told through testimony, memory, and song. Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.
See it if you like a story about an actual tragedy told with pathos, humor & gospel music and high energy performances where actors play several roles
Don't see it if you're a member of the NRA (gun violence discussed) or if you don't want a show with a spiritual side (but you would miss great gospel music
See it if you enjoy gospel music, based-on true-story plots, simple but deeply touching performances. We got more than we bargained for, & then some.
Don't see it if you can't handle religion-based shows. Beautifully and respectfully conceived, based on the 9 lives murdered @ Mother Emanuel on June 2015.
See it if you would like to participate in a celebration of the lives of the nine people who were gunned down in a Charleston church in 2015.
Don't see it if you are looking for anything other than the opportunity to participate in a memorial service.
See it if you like *great* acting, *great* singing, totally moving performances and some background on those killed in this shooting, or love gospel
Don't see it if you want a narrative to your theater, this show is more about moments and joyful full length gospel performances
See it if you are looking for a moving night at the theatre, with comedic moments, and rousing gospel numbers.
Don't see it if a show about the eventual murder of 9 innocent people is too emotional for you.
See it if You seek deep meaningful relevant theater with masterful performers.
Don't see it if You hate social theater with a cause or if you dislike docu-theater.
See it if You have a spiritual or humanist bone in your body ... or at least a conscience.
Don't see it if You have a closed mind and have lost the key to open it.
See it if If you want to see great acting and singing this is a must see. Tells a disturbing story with both humor and dignity.
Don't see it if Deals with polarizing issue of gun violence in our country. Can be a little preachy (it's set in church!) at the end. Not for NRA'ers.
See it if Interested in a moving, entertaining play with extraordinary singing, and engaging actors who transformed into multiple characters perfectly
Don't see it if Not interested in hearing good singing and being engaged with the show