"My Lord What A Mornin':
The Marian Anderson Story"
by Kim Hines
At the urging of a caring neighbor, Marian Anderson shares stories of her long and illustrious career as a classical singer.
We learn of her poor and meager childhood; the many struggles of a black woman trying to make her way as a artist at a very racist time in America; the battles of learning music, performing and receiving bad reviews; moving to Europe to hone her musical skills and talents…and later becoming a world-renowned classical singer.
The play ends with Marian being refused the use of Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., by the Daughters of the American Revolution -- and being invited to sing at the Lincoln Memorial by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1939.
Approximate running time: 1 hour 10 minutes.
This play is done with two actresses who play Marian,
and an ensemble of actors playing various roles.
3 black female, 1 black male, 1 white male, 1 white female.
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