Friday, November 30, 2018
Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul has staged a wonderful play of early gospel and the beginnings of rock and roll in America. George Brant wrote the play that was subsequently work-shopped at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. Wendy Knox directed with full awareness of the way gospel music should be displayed to an audience. The two-person play stars Rajane Katurah Brown and Jamecia Bennett as Rosetta. Michael May, guitar and Natalia Peterson on piano supply the excellent off-stage musical accompaniment. Rosetta was a star in her time and was revered and celebrated around the world. The play is a wonderful evening and a great recognition of the talent and history of Marie and Rosetta.The musical runs through December on the theater's main stage.