LADY DAY at Tennessee State U 3/27-4/6 (Nashville) — LADY DAY — AAPEX

Friday, February 22, 2008

LADY DAY at Tennessee State U 3/27-4/6 (Nashville)

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The Theatre Program in the Department of Communications at
Tennessee State University
announces its 2008 Spring Main Stage Production of
Opening at the
TSU Performing Arts Center Cox/Lewis Theater
on Thursday, March 28, 2008 at 7:30PM and running through April 6th.
Curtain Times on Thursday's through Saturday's are at 7:30PM
with Sunday's Curtain Time at 3PM.
The time is 1959. The place is Emerson's Bar & Grill. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.
Director Lawrence James says, "In this production, we get a journey through Billie's life through her music and poignant poetic storytelling. In the midst of a turbulent and demanding life, singing and her music was the salvation of Billie Holiday. Her music is a celebration of her life."
"... Evokes all the sordidness of a woman entirely shaped by suffering.... By the end ... one is filled with an unexpected joy.... Robertson's play is a spare, shrewdly constructed piece."
-- N.Y. Times.
"Hurts and exhilarates in just the right proportions."
-- New York Magazine.
"Original and riveting."
-- London Times.
"A searing portrait of a woman whose art was triumphant."
-- On Stage.
"Billie Holiday: "the greatest jazz singer of all times."
-- B. Marseilles.
Don't miss it!

The Cox/Lewis Theater is a 400 seat, state-of-the-art facility located in the beautiful Performing Arts Building on the Tennessee State University campus.
For tickets and information call 615- 963-5809.
For group rates (15 persons or more) or discounts call 615-963-2535.
CONTACT: Lawrence James
Tennessee State University
Fax: 615-963-5805
Tickets to LADY DAY at Emerson's Bar & Grill
are $10 for the general public;
$7 for TSU Faculty & Staff and
$4 for students with I.D.
Please note that this production includes adult themes and language.
Showtimes: Week One: Thursday, March 27, through Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, March 30, at 3:00 p.m.
Week Two: Thursday, April 3, through Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 6, at 3:00 p.m.
Directions: The Tennessee State University Performing Arts Center Cox/Lewis Theater is located on Albion Street. From I-40 West, Exit 28th Avenue Go straight through traffic Light onto Albion Street. Turn Right at 2nd Stop sign (35th Avenue North). Turn Left into Lot H. The Performing Arts Center is the building with the white fins.
For more information, please call:
Barry Scott
Sponsored by the American Negro Playwright Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.

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