Black Pearl Sings!, by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Set during the Great Depression, Susannah travels the country, recording lost traditional songs when she discovers Pearl Johnson in a Texas prison. With a silky, soulful voice and a wealth of African-American spiritual songs, Pearl seeks information and a chance at freedom. This moving drama chronicles a powerful story about being a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity.
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