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May 14 at 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 15, 2022
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until May 15, 2022
Farmers Alley Theatre is honored to once again partner with the Gilmore Piano Festival for a moving production about the last days of Billie Holiday – LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL, running concurrently with the festival April 29th thru May 15th. The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. 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. Directed by Malkia Stampley, Music Direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and starring Alexis J Roston as Billie Holiday.