Sweet Mama Stringbean shows an aging and severely overweight, legendary stage and film star Ethel Waters faced with a waning career and the prospect of an impoverished old age, when, a dream of a childhood spiritual awakening opens her to a new future with the Billy Graham Crusade.
SWEET MAMA STRINGBEAN shows two Ethel’s: a wild and adventurous skinny woman able to introduce songs like Sweet Georgia Brown, Dinah, Am I Blue, and Stormy Weather; and the older 275-pound spiritual Broadway dramatic actress who starred in Mamba’s Daughter and Member of the Wedding, as well as defining her life through the song, His Eye Is On The Sparrow.
|Elizabeth Van Dyke
|CJay Hardy Philip
|Marishka Shanice Phillips
|Darryl J. Williams
All 2007-08 Season productions: