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.
|Director||Elizabeth Van Dyke|
|Set Designer||Ademola Olugebefola|
|Lighting Designer||Shirley Prendergast|
|Costume Designer||Carolyn Adams|
|Sound Designer||Sean O’Halloran|
|Technical Director||Theo Macabeo|
|Actor||CJay Hardy Philip|
|Actor||Marishka Shanice Phillips|
|Actor||Darryl J. Williams|
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