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Marie and Rosetta - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Marie and Rosetta

George Brant

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2f

ISBN: 9780573706417

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"It is so rare for a play about the inner lives of black women to center on their intimacy and not world politics or degradation that the very fact of George Brant’s loving two-character script is refreshing." - The New Yorker

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Period, Docudrama/Historic

90 minutes

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - A showroom in a modest funeral home in MIssissippi. 1946

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

Winner! 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history.

REVIEWS

"Mighty music-making [...] when it sings, it really swings." - The New York Times, Read More 

"It is so rare for a play about the inner lives of black women to center on their intimacy and not world politics or degradation that the very fact of George Brant’s loving two-character script is refreshing." - The New Yorker, Read More 

"Four stars [...] heavenly [...] you don’t have to be religious to know when you’re in the presence of glory." - Time Out New York, Read More 

​"A spectacular show [...] if much of the world has forgotten Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight - and, certainly, a lot of us have - playwright George Brant makes an intimate yet spectacular case for correcting that wrong." - Newsday, Read More


Marie and Rosetta premiered at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City in August 2016 under the direction of Neil Pepe.

Characters

CASTING

2f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for Black Actor(s), All Female

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - an African-American woman in her early 30’s. Pretty, vivacious, an irrepressible spirit. A mean guitar player with a bluesy voice. Plays spirituals that swing. 
MARIE KNIGHT - an African-American woman in her early 20’s, but looks younger. A more traditional alto gospel singer, plays staid piano. Gorgeous, on her way to being a spiritual star.
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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Pop/Rock, Folk

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Videos
  • Atlantic Theatre Company promo for Marie and Rosetta

Author
George Brant

George Brant

George Brant’s plays include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Mourners’ Bench, Into the Breeches!, Any Other Name, Salvage, Grizzly Mama, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, and Dark Room. An Affiliate Writer at the Playwrights' Center, his scripts have been produced internationally by the Public Theater, the Atlantic Theater Company, Cleveland Play House, the Alley Theatre, ... view full profile

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