Things of the Heart

”Things of the Heart: Marian Anderson’s Story” by Shauneille Perry, playwright and director, is a dramatization of events in the life of the singer.

Miss Anderson, 78 years old (in 1981), a contralto, began her career in Philadelphia’s Union Baptist Church choir. She sang in concert halls all over the world and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955. She achieved considerable prominence in 1939, when she was not allowed, because she was black, to sing in Washington’s Constitution Hall by the hall’s owners, the Daughters of the American Revolution. They relented 25 years later and she gave a concert there in October 1964.

Presented as part of the 1980-81 Season

Play opened January 24, 1981 at the Henry DeJur Playhouse

Artist Credits

Credit Artist Photo
Playwright Shauneille Perry Shauneille Perry
Director Denise Hamilton
Actor Victoria Howard
Actor Addison Greene
Actor Robert Grossman
Actor Celestine Heard
Actor Lucy Holland
Actor Franz Jones
Actor Hy Mencher

All 1980-81 Season productions: