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Park Square Theater: Marie and Rosetta

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When

Artists

Venue

Park Square Theater
20 W 7th Pl.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Tickets

$16 - $37

Marie and Rosetta
Nov 23 – Dec 30, 2018
By George Brant; Directed by Wendy Knox
Play with Music / Regional Premiere
Proscenium Stage

Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe influenced rock musicians from Elvis to Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. The story begins in a funeral parlor in Mississippi, as Rosetta and her young protégé, Marie Knight, prepare for a tour that will establish them as a great musical duo. Hear renditions of spirituals like “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” and “Sit Down,” to distinctly non-religious songs like “I Want a Tall Skinny Papa.”