What is the Story of Sistas?
Set after the death of an African-American matriarch, the women in her family (three very different sisters, one white sister-in-law and the teenage daughter of one of the sisters) clean Grandma’s attic and prepare to say goodbye to the woman who helped shape them into the women they are today. In the process, the “sistas” trace the history of African-American women through music, from the trials of the 1930s to the girl groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.
[An] evening with plenty of humor and some impressive voices.Review by Anita Gates from The New York Times
What is Sistas Like?
Sistas is a true celebration of African-American women, and like any good celebration, it offers the chance to laugh, cry, sing and dance. Audience participation is encouraged, and the happy crowd often sings along or dances to hit songs featured in the show. Sistas highlights several musical genres and includes such varied numbers as "Oh, Happy Day," “Strange Fruit,” "R.E.S.P.E.C.T," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "Single Ladies."
Is Sistas Good for Kids?
Sistas can provide kids with an insightful look into the history of African-American women over the past century. Parents should beware there are some sexual situations referenced, as well as discussion of hate crimes and abuse.