Starring Louis Rosen and Capathia Jenkins
Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Louis Rosen
Performing at Sixth & I, 600 I Street, NW
“a fine and sometimes somber portrait of heartbreak and survival, joy and its absence, and love that endures even when the objects of that love are long vanished”
The team of outstanding Broadway vocalist CAPATHIA JENKINS (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) and award-winning songwriter/performer LOUIS ROSEN perform the Washington, D.C. premiere of the new song suite, South Side Stories, songs of youth and coming of age that explore the distance from innocence to experience. South Side Stories is a companion piece to Rosen's book The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood, the stage version of which had its world-premiere presentation at Theater J.
The concert will also include the D.C. premiere of Rosen's Twelve Songs on Poems by Maya Angelou; selections from his song cycle Dream Suite, on poems by Langston Hughes; and a preview of songs from his newest work, Giovanni Songs, with words by Nikki Giovanni. Visit press page and Washington Jewish Week!
The South Side: Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood
By Louis Rosen
Performing at Theater J, 1529 Sixteenth Street, NW
Featuring Louis Rosen, Capathia Jenkins, David Elias, Laura Gianarelli, Naomi Jacobson, Kevin Jiggetts, Richard Pelzman, Barbara Rappaport, Larry Redmond, Jewell Robinson, James Slaughter, Stephawn Stephens, Craig Wallace, Michael Anthony Williams
The play that spawned the song cycle, The South Side is a moving chronicle of a neighborhood’s passage from a period of “White Flight” to a new-found stability. Based on conversations with those who left and those who moved in, the central character is left wondering if he can ever come home again.
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