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Three Sistahs ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright February 3, 2019 Special to The Alexandria Times

Torn apart by three funerals – Momma, Daddy and brother André – three sisters meet in their family’s home to share their memories and secrets in this heart-warming, redemptive musical. Eldest sister Olive, middle sister Marsha, and the youngest, Irene, have grown up in […]

Marie and Rosetta ~ Mosaic Theater Company of DC ~ At The Atlas Center for the Performing Arts

Jordan WrightAugust 28, 2018

Celebrating the start of their fourth season under the artistic direction of Ari Roth, Mosaic Theatre gifts us with a standout DC premiere of Marie and Rosetta, the story of a unique collaboration between Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her younger protégée, Marie Knight.

Ayana Reed […]

The Gin Game ~ MetroStage

by Jordan Wright on February 6, 2017 Special to The Alexandria Times

The “Gin Game” with Roz White and Doug Brown – Photo credit Chris Banks

At first blush The Gin Game appears to be a love story about two elderly retirees who meet at the dilapidated Bentley Nursing Home where they […]

Blackberry Daze ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright September 15, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Blackberry Daze Ensemble

Director, Choreographer and Lyricist Thomas W. Jones II and Musical Director William Knowles are the collaborators of a world premiere musical at MetroStage. Adapted from the murder mystery, “Blackberry Days of Summer” by Lynchburg native Ruth P. Watson, Blackberry Daze […]

Black Pearl Sings ~ MetroStage

Jordan Wright April 26, 2016 Special to The Alexandria Times

Roz White ~ Teresa Castracane ~ Photo credit Chris Banks

Sandra L. Holloway’s searing production of Black Pearl Sings opens to the haunting music of a Black chain gang singing in cadence as they swing their pickaxes to the dirge-like rhythm. This indelible, […]