The Ensemble Theatre presents Sistas: The Musical by Dorothy Marcic. June 23 – July 29, 2018.
PG / Musical
Directed and Choreographed by Patrdo Harris
Musical Direction by Chika Caba Ma’atunde
Previews: June 23, 24, and 27
Opening Night: June 28
Runs: June 28 – July 29
Five friends find solace in their sisterly bond and take a musical and historical journey through the songs that were anthems marking social change and that resonated with the thoughts and emotions of women all over the world.
These five women: (four Black, one white) come together after Grandma dies, to sort through all of her things. They must choose one song to sing at the Memorial that night. While sifting through memories and confronting one another, songs are introduced going back to the time of the Black Blues singers all the way up to modern hip-hop. The music’s trajectory goes from Naming the Pain (“A Good Man is Hard to Find”) to Framing the Problem (“I Am Not My Hair”) to Proclaiming the Joy (“Just Fine and Golden”).
This play parallels the story of African-American women and their emerging sense of empowerment.
The Ensemble Theatre’s 2017-2018 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.