The new drama explores the life of the great American jazz singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter. More…
From the show:
Hop onto an imaginary train of memories with famed African-American blues and jazz singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter as she follows her long-dead friend, black comedian Bert Williams (Will), now her glad-handed guide and conductor. He has promised to stir up enough memories of her past successes, friends, and loves to encourage her return to the music she left some twenty years past in the late 1950s. Hunter’s life story, rife with danger, uncertainty, heartbreak, and triumph lays bare the tension that our racial and sexual histories create inside all of us and the danger that history has been and can be to our ability to love.
See it if A mesmerizing,epic,totally captivating story of 1of America's legendary blues greats:Alberta Hunter who had to face issues of racism,*
Don't see it if You think that hits like"Lettie"s Blues", "Down Hearted Blues", or "MY HANDY MAN" are less relevant today.
See it if It’s an absorbing play with excellent singing, good dancing, telling a true story of singer/songwriter with a lasting impact
Don't see it if You want a short play or a big stage musical. This is intimate theatre, and done very very well.
See it if you like well written plays. I didn't know much about Alberta Hunter. I learned a lot, fascinating life, beautiful production.
Don't see it if you're expecting a musical although there is some music in it.
See it if You enjoy good music, as well as engaging relationships that were forced to be hidden due to the bigots of that era. Very deep.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy learning about same sex relationships